Wednesday, September 5, 2018

#FrannyCooks : Curry Sausage with Garlic Noodles

The hubby has been extra busy with the opening of our newest baby project that he rarely has dinner at home. Despite how hectic our family schedule has been, I really am so proud of what he has accomplished and what he continues to do at his very best.

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So last Monday, in order to give him a good start to his week, I prepared a special lunch using one of our favorite pantry staples -- Japanese Curry. We always have a good stock of Japanese curry mixes in the house as it's so easy to use. Literally just saute veggies and meat, add this in, pour in a good amount of water and wait for it to boil. The result is this very umami meal that will make you say "oishi desu"! I got four types of curry to choose from -- Kokumaru Curry, Vermont Curry, Java Curry and the ever reliable Instant Curry. I've featured the Vermont Curry previously so this time, I decided to use the Kokumaru Curry variant instead. What makes this different is how it produces an extra creamy texture. I figured that it would go well with Garlic Noodles so shall we start cooking?



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Here what you'll need:
1) For the curry:
- Italian Sausage, sliced into bite-sized pieces
- 1 whole onion, chopped
- 1 packet of Kokumaru Curry

2) For the noodles:
- Spaghetti Noodles
- 1 whole garlic, minced
- 1 pack of parsley, chopped
- chili flakes (optional)
- salt and pepper to taste

Make this in 10 easy steps:
1) Cook the pasta noodles in a pot according to the instruction in the package. Once al dente, turn off from heat, drain and set aside. Please set aside a cup of pasta water too.

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2) In a separate casserole, add some cooking oil and your chopped onions inside. Saute until caramelized. I really love love love the aroma of caramelized onions.
3) Add in the sausage and continue to saute for a minute or two.

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4) Add the curry block and break it into small pieces.
5) Pour in 3 cups of water and let it simmer. I made mine cook for 30 minutes to make it thicker and richer.
6) In a saute pan, add cooking oil and garlic. It's okay to toast your garlic a little bit.
7) Add in parsley and the cooked pasta noodles.
8) Pour in the pasta water and let it simmer until all the water dries out.
9) Season with salt and pepper.
10) If you want a bit more spicy kick, add in some chili flakes too.

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I wasn't sure if this would go well as I literally just made up this recipe in my mind. Well, what do you know?! The meatiness of the sausage complimented the curry sauce and it added more character to the garlic noodles. Really good! Perhaps next time, I'd add in some veggies too.

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I just love House Foods curry as it's so easy to use and incorporate into your everyday dishes. It doesn't entail some high level of culinary expertise to prepare and the outcome is always so yummy. Next up, I'll try the Java Curry in Hot intensity. Let's see how that would go!

Meanwhile, do try my recipe above and tell me how it turned out for you. Enjoy!

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