Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Suicide King: Sambal Noodles

Carl, Hershel, Beth and Carol play host to the group of newcomers. While Hershel provides medical care to them, Carl secures their cellblock.

The new guests (consisting of Tyreese, Sasha, Allen and Ben) are intrigued to learn that Hershel survived a Walker bite and that the Prison Group has a new baby.

Hershel politely reminds Tyreese that Rick is the Prison Group's leader. And that their stay may not be permanent.

Axel fixes a meal as they all get to know one another. With four more mouths to feed, Axel prepared a hearty pasta dish. The humble noodle is elevated to new heights with the addition of just a few seasonings and TVP.

Lime juice, Sambal, Fish Sauce and sugar combine to create an almost restaurant quality meal. Your group won't believe how delicious this easy dish is.

And when the dead rise; if your crazy neighbor Jerry has a bunker under his shed…and he lets you stay in it…don't leave even if you run out of stuff!!

Sambal Noodles

2 Tbsp. Sambal
2 Tbsp. FIsh Sauce
2 Tbsp. Lime Juice
2 Tbsp. Sugar
2 Tbsp. dried Chives
2 tsp. dried Basil

3/4 cup TVP
1 cup chicken or vegetable stock
2 Tbsp dried Minced Onion

8 oz Noodles (Rice, Chuka Soba, or Ramen)

For the Sauce: In a small bowl, mix Sambal, fish sauce, lime juice, sugar, dried chives and basil. Stir well until sugar is dissolved.

For the TVP: In a small saucepan, mix stock, minced dried onion and TVP. Stir well and allow to come to a boil over medium heat (or medium-hot campfire coals). Remove from heat and allow to sit for 15 minutes, or until softened.

Prepare noodles according to package directions and drain well after cooking. Pour drained noodles into a large bowl. Pour the sauce mixture and TVP and onion mixture over the noodles. Using tongs or two large forks, toss the mixture well, making sure the noodles are well coated.

Serve immediately and sprinkle with additional chives if desired.

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