What are every day noodle recipes that you can make from around the world?
- Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Soup
- Sopa Seca with Corn
- Korean Stock with Sardines and Ramen Noodles
Noodles are one of the most versatile food items these days. Add them to different dishes like Spanish sardines recipes and they suddenly become more enticing and exciting. Every country has their own noodles – from pasta to instant ramen. Here are some noodle recipes from different parts of the world that you can try any day of the week!
Chicken and Vegetable Pasta Soup
This American comfort soup is the ultimate family meal for many people. It is quite easy to make, and whichever way you cook the soup, the end result is always delicious.
- 2 cups of dried macaroni
- 1 whole onion, chopped in chunks
- 5 cloves of garlic
- 1 can of corn kernels (185 grams)
- 1 can of green peas (155 grams)
- 1 cup of diced carrots
- 5 pieces of chicken breast (with bones attached)
- 1 bouillon chicken flavored cube
- ½ liter of water (for the chicken broth)
- 1 tsp. dried basil
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- Salt and pepper
- First, boil the macaroni. Set aside.
- Pour a ½ liter of water into a pan. Then place all of the chicken breasts in the water with onion, garlic, and chicken bouillon cube. Cover the pot with a lid. Let everything boil for 15 minutes.
- Remove the lid, then sprinkle the dried basil and oregano leaves into the stock. Lower the heat. Let the broth simmer for one more hour.
- After an hour, remove the chicken breast pieces and let them cool in a plate. This will let the chicken regain its juiciness. With the broth still simmering in the pan, pour the peas, corn, carrots, and macaroni pieces. Let it cook for 3 more minutes.
- Pour the broth in a big bowl and top it with the chicken breast pieces. Serve.
Sopa Seca with Corn
A common family meal hailed from Central Mexico. This version has canned corn pieces to add some crunch, and despite the name, it is actually served dry.
- 1 pack of linguine pasta noodles
- 1 cup chopped onion pieces
- 4 chopped garlic cloves
- 1 cup canned corn
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 1 tsp. dried cilantro
- 1 large tomato, chopped into chunks
- 2 chili peppers, cut into small pieces
- 1 chicken bouillon cube
- 3 cups water
- In a large saucepan, make the chicken stock by placing the chicken bouillon cube in boiling water. Leave it for 2 minutes until the cube is dissolved. Set aside.
- In the same pan, sauté the onion pieces, tomato chunks, and chili peppers for 2 minutes in oil. Afterward, add the garlic cloves and sauté for another minute. Now, add the chicken stock. Cook everything until it becomes a soupy sauce. Set aside.
- Get your pasta noodles and split them into small chunks. Drizzle your pan with olive oil, heat it up on medium, and place the pasta chunks on it. Fry until the chunks are golden for about 2-3 minutes. Place the sauce back into the pan. Let everything simmer for 15 minutes.
- Once the noodles absorb the sauce and look dry, serve with some canned corn.
Korean Stock with Sardines and Ramen Noodles
Korean people have their own base stock, which becomes the foundation of their soups. After they make it, they will add different toppings like tofu, gochujang, seafood, meat, noodles, and more. Their stock is very rich with flavors of the sea that is just perfect for this Spanish sardines recipe.
First, it is very important to start making the Korean base stock.
You will need the following ingredients:
- 2 large pieces of Kombu (dried seaweed sheet meant for soups)
- 2 tbsp. dried anchovy powder (available in Korean supermarkets)
- 1 onion
- 6 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp. mashed ginger
- 5 pieces of dried shitake mushrooms
- 8 cups of water
- In a large pot, place all of the ingredients. Heat the flame into a boiling point and wait for 25 minutes. After 25 minutes, remove the seaweed sheets and let them cool in another plate. Wait for 25 minutes more and remove the pot from the heat.
- Place a large strainer on a large bowl and pour the soup on it. Pour until every drop of the stock has fallen and all of the ingredients are on the strainer. Set aside.
Next, we will add our soup toppings.
The toppings to be placed in the Korean stock are:
- ½ tbsp. gochujang paste (Korean spicy pepper paste, easily found in Asian supermarkets)
- 6 peeled and cleaned shrimps
- 1 can Spanish sardines (155 grams)
- 1 cup kimchi slices
- 1 pack instant ramen noodles (seasoning packet removed)
- In another pot, pour the Korean stock made earlier. Bring it to a boil with medium heat and place the shrimps, ramen noodles, and gochujang paste. Once the ramen noodles are cooked, pour the sardines and kimchi slices. Let everything cook for another minute.
- Serve this soup with some hot rice.
Noodles are very versatile food items. In fact, every country has their own variation of noodle dishes – from pastas to instant ramen. With these given recipes, cooking different kinds of noodles has never been this easy!