With Spicy Curry Oil
While watching the Japanese television show ‘Smap x Smap’ which I downloaded from the network, I saw that one of the teams made a curry noodle soup dish that looked scrumptious! Suddenly I was craving fat noodles – udon.
Although I was not able to find the exact recipe, I toyed with it and came up with a recipe that I think is acceptable. A few drops of curry oil enhanced the flavor so make the oil first.
Ingredients for Spicy Curry Oil yield approximately 1/2 cup
- 3 Tablespoons curry powder
- 200cc Olive oil
- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed with the flat side of a knife
- 1x1 inch cube of ginger root peeled and sliced
- 1 dried Japanese red hot pepper (optional), seeds removed and slice the pod. Note: if you like spicy, use more.
- Put curry powder in small pot. Dry sauté the curry powder at low heat until fragrant –do not burn.
- Pour oil in, add garlic, ginger and red pepper if using then simmer on low heat for10 minutes. Turn off heat and cool in pan.
- Set a sieve lined with paper towel on top of bowl, strain the oil.
Ingredients and Instruction for Curry Noodle Soup for 2-4 servings (Print Recipe Here)
- 1/2 of large onion thinly sliced
- 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
- 1/2 pound of thinly sliced beef (sukiyaki style), cut into 2 inch length
- 6 cups water – add less water if you like thick soup
- 2-4 (50g to100g) curry roux block
- 150cc mentsuyu sauce (I used Zarusoba Straight as it has no MSG)
- 1 packet (1 tablespoon) of bonito no-MSG dashi powder
- Frozen udon noodle –1 bundle per person
- 1-2 stalk of green onion thinly sliced
- Heat oil in large pot at medium low heat, put onion in and sauté until transparent
- Add beef and continue cooking till the beef is no longer pink.
- Pour water and mentsuyu sauce in and cook until boil, simmer for 10 minutes at low heat. Scoop out if white scum appears on top.
- Mean while cook udon noodle with plenty of hot water. Drain the water through colander. Divide noodle in individual bowls. Note: Frozen udon noodle is already fully cooked, just warm it up.
- When the meat and onion are tender, dissolve curry roux blocks and bonito powder. Adjust flavoring to suit your taste. Pour the soup over the noodle, garnish with green onion and serve hot with the curry oil on the side.
We had a overnight guest from Utah. He and his family used to live in a neighboring town, one of his daughters baby sat my son a couple of decades ago…he call my son ‘Merwin’ just to tease him…on his way to Newport, Oregon for fishing. His remarkable efforts to organize and raise funds for autistic children is commendable. Click here for more information.
…..I suppose I could prepare to welcome the romantic Autumn?
Have a wonderful week!