Korean Glass Noodles (Japche) with Marinated Cucumbers print
Prep all your ingredients first - make sure your vegetables are cleaned, peeled and sliced so you can work fast while cooking!
Bring a large pot of water to boil. Once boiling, add the noodles and boil for 6-7 minutes until the noodles are slightly chewy. Once cooked, drain the noodles and rinse them under cold water. Using a scissor, cut the noodles (optional).
To make the sauce, mix the soy sauce, sesame oil, black pepper, sugar and fish sauce. Set aside.
While the noodles are cooking, heat a large skillet with 1 tbsp canola oil. Add the tofu and fry on high heat until slights crispy, around 3 minutes. Then add the bell pepper, carrots and red onion and cook for 3 more minutes until softened.
In a separate large pan, on high heat, add half your beaten egg. This should only take 1 minute to cook. Roll up the egg into a cylinder, set aside and cook the remaining egg. Slice the cylinders width wise into thin slices.
Back to the pan with the vegetables and tofu, add the spinach, noodles, egg and sauce. Turn off the heat and mix everything together.
Marinated Cucumbers Ingredients:
In a small bowl, mix everything together. Store in the fridge for up to 1 hour before ready to serve.
These noodles make for great meal prep! Keep in the fridge for up to 4 days and before eating, add 1 tbsp of water per serving and heat it up in the microwave for 30 - 60 seconds to soften the noodles.
The best cucumbers are the Persian Cucumbers from Trader Joe’s! The skin is thin and they’re super crisp. The marinated cucumbers don’t store well so make immediately when eating. After a few hours they tend to shrivel up.
Sesame Ginger Chicken Recipe print
Marinate the chicken thighs in the ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, chili sauce and black pepper for at least 30 minutes or overnight. Heat a large skillet or grill pan with canola oil on medium high heat. Add the chicken, bone side up, in the pan and cook for 5 minutes or until it is well browned; don’t pour in the marinade. Flip the chicken and add in any harder vegetables (carrots, small potatoes, cauliflower...etc.); cook for 5 minutes. Pour in the rest of the sauce, honey, water and remaining vegetables. Toss everything around and on medium low heat, cover it with a lid and let it cook for at least 5 more minutes or until the chicken is cooked.
Portion your meal prep bowls with your cooked grains at the bottom, chicken, vegetables, and then the pan sauce on top. Garnish it with some sesame seed and green onions if you want. Lasts up to 4 days in the fridge and also freezes well!
Cook your grains in chicken stock (or broth of your choice) with garlic, bay leaves and a little salt to make it taste ten times better!!
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