Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Penne pasta, kimchi, meatball mix!

So, I had some meatballs from Aldi, some penne pasta still, frozen peas, kimchi, oh and I found a packet of Shin Ramyun flavouring too.

I boiled the pasta as usual and started frying the meatballs. After they were mostly cooked I added in the peas (frying still), then the pasta and finally the kimchi. I sprinkled the flavour powder on, and continued to stir fry it for another minute or so, to let the flavours meld together.

 It was surprisingly good! There was a hint of kimchi, while the flavor sachet added was nice, and mixed in like this wasn't even too hot, as it is with the noodles. The meatballs took on the flavours of everything, plus the herbs and spices that were already in them. And the pasta ended up tasting like the shin ramyun powder and a little of the kimchi. I've found that cooking to the kimchi takes some the fermented flavour out with can be a bit strange at times, while still leaving the spices and healthy goodness too it. Plus the peas gives it some greenery too!