Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bok Choy and Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe

Bok Choy and Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe

I grew up on meat, potatoes, and iceberg lettuce. Meals were always tasteful but never out of the ordinary. My family went out to dinner rarely, and I never remember eating any Asian foods as a child. You can imagine my surprise when I reached adulthood and began to experience a whole different world of foods and recipes.

I will never forget attending a staff picnic at the University in which I worked. A University setting is often made up of people from various cultural backgrounds. I still remember to this day spooning a very interesting salad on my plate. One bite and I was hooked. I had to find out what in the world made up this mouth watering salad. Needless to say I spent the next 20 minutes asking everyone I could find the same question “Do you know who made this salad?” Finally I found the sweet woman that admitted to making it. I call her sweet because she graciously shared the recipe with me. She told me it was her famous Bok Choy and Ramen Noodle recipe.

The Ramen Noodles were one of the things that made it stand out from other salads. Ramen noodles are inexpensive to buy and add a delicious, tasteful crunch to the salad. I told you earlier that I grew up on ice berg lettuce so when I first tasted Bok Choy I fell in love. Bok Choy is a Chinese cabbage. Bok Choy has become popular because of its sweet flavor, crisp texture, and nutritional value. The other ingredient that set this salad apart from all others is Bok Choy.

This Bok Choy and Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe has become my signature dish that I take everywhere. If you want to make some quick friends begin to make this Bok Choy and Ramen Noodle Salad and share it with the many people who will ask for the recipe. I have never understood people that won’t share recipes. Life is too short to be stingy and deprive others of delightful mouth watering recipes. I am thankful for the sweet woman that shared her Bok Choy and Ramen Noodle Salad Recipe with me so that now I can share it with you. Enjoy!

BOK CHOY AND RAMEN NOODLE SALAD

1 medium –large Bok Choy and 1 bunch green onions
(chop Bok Choy and onions together and put in refrigerator overnight)
1 pkg. Ramen Noodles (no spices)
1 stick of butter
1 small pkg. sliced almond
(melt butter, add crushed Ramen Noodles and almonds; Brown together, cool, drain, and refrigerate in foil overnight)

SALAD DRESSING

1 CUP OIL
¾ CUP SUGAR
½ CUP WHITE VINEGAR
2 OR 3 TABLESPOONS SOY SAUCE
(MIX ALL ABOVE INGREDIENTS AND REGRIGERATE FOR A COUPLE HOURS)
TOSS ALL TOGETHER BEFORE SERVING. IF YOU DON’T WANT YOUR CRUNCHY RAMEN NOODLES TO GET SOGGY, ADD THEM AS LATE AS POSSIBLE BEFORE SERVING


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