Day 139: The Soup Mix Gourmet
May 19, 2011
Seems like I am on an asian food kick lately. I try to find recipes that are pretty easy and not to complex to make. You could make a meal of the Asian Turkey Pot Stickers, the Beef Noodles in Thai Peanut Sauce and this recipe of Peking Wraps. Three different Asian flavors, but all good and fairly simple to make. I would start with the Wraps and get those made first, followed with the prep of the pot stickers and then followed up with the Beef Noodles and you will have better than Chinese take-out!
I received this cookbook from a friend who found it while doing some curbside shopping. (We have a clean up week in our community where everyone puts out their unwanted items and people come and look through it before the city comes and takes it to the dump. It is a way to prevent some things going into the landfill. It takes the saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure” to the limit.) The theme of the cookbook is to take soup mixes of every kind and use them as the seasoning of the dish. Canned soup, dried soup and ramen soup mixes are all part of the mix. You will find all variety of meals within the almost 500 pages of this cookbook.
The Ruling: I think the only drawback was that it was a little salty. I guess that is what you get when you use a ramen soup mix pack. One drawback is that you just use the soup pack for the recipe and not the noodles. I guess you could save the noodles for another recipe. But I thought why not use a bullion cube instead. I used a rotisserie chicken to make it even faster to prepare.
Peking Wraps, page 63
- One 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
- Flavor packet from 1 package oriental flavor ramen noodles (reserve noodles for another use)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- Four to six 12-inch flour tortillas
- ¼ cup hoisin sauce
- 2 cups finely shredded cooked chicken
- 6 green onions, chopped
- 1 ½ cups fresh bean sprouts, rinsed and dried thoroughly
- ¼ cup grated carrot for garnish
- 4 green onions, cut into fans, for garnish
- In a medium mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, blend the cream cheese with the ramen flavor packet. Blend in the soy sauce.
- Place a large sheet of plastic wrap on the counter and center a tortilla on it. Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over the tortilla. Spread a small amount of the hoisin sauce over the cream cheese mixture, and then sprinkle on some chicken, green onions, and bean sprouts. Roll up the tortilla tightly and seal it in the plastic wrap. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Refrigerate the wraps for at least 4 hours.
- When ready to serve, cut the wraps into 1 inch thick rounds and serve them garnished with grated carrot and green onion fans.
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