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Spicy Ramen Noodles


  • 4 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 4 tablespoons sambal oelek*
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 4 teaspoons seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 4 teaspoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons peeled fresh minced ginger
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced into approximately 2-3 inch long pieces
  • 1 cup thinly sliced and seeded red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro leaves
  • 2 large bunches green onions. Cut dark green parts into 2 inch pieces and finely chop thicker, light green part. (Once you get to the white part, stop slicing) Keep separated.
  • 12 oz ramen noodles (I used four 3 oz packs of Top Ramen and threw out the seasoning packs. You could use only 3 packs if you wanted it a little more saucy.)
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • salt for seasoning


  1. In a small bowl, combine first 8 ingredients (soy sauce through ginger) and whisk until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Fill a large pot with water and add 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Bring water to boil. Once boiling, add ramen noodles and cook according to package directions (make sure to throw out any seasoning packets that come with the noodles). Drain noodles when finished.
  3. While the water is heating up, heat 3 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Once skillet is preheated, add onions and lightly season with salt and toss. Add red peppers and saute for approximately 7-8 minutes or until onions and peppers are soft and flexible, stirring occasionally. Add another tablespoon of oil to pan and add dark green onions and saute for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Clear an area in the center of the skillet and add sauce mixture to pan. Stir and cook for about 15-30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  5. Add noodles to pan and stir immediately. Make sure all the noodles are coated with the sauce (tongs work best for this). Add the cilantro and lightly toss.
  6. Sprinkle the finely chopped light green onions over the top and serve.


*Samal oelek is ground fresh chili paste. It comes in a jar and you can usually find it in your grocer’s international/Asian section or at specialty food markets.

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