Hullop! No one has asked me to make food lately but, everyone miss me for not making sumptuous recipes. Since it was a bright afternoon, I put together all my recovered energy from malaria which struck me down and thought of how to make the best noodle recipe with scentleaf and plantain like a super chef.
Yes! I garnished noodles with plantain-not fried plantain as in dodo nor plantain chips-and the noodles came out absolutely fabulous that you definitely do not want to not try it.
However, at first preparation, I must confess that the meal tasted of too much seasonings. Hence, I took it back to the kitchen, transferred into the sauce pan and added about 1/2 cup of water which re-cooked the meal properly and made it perfect.
See recipe below.
Clove Basil Noodles
- 140 Gram Noodles (I used Goldenpenny noodles for this recipe)
- 4 Scotch bonnets (Atarodo)
- One Handful Scent leaves (Efinrin)
- 1 Medium Onion
- 1 Ripe plantain
- 1 Serving spoon Vegetable oil
- 6 Cups Water
- Boil 5 cups of water.
- While boiling water, wash and dice the pepper, onion and plantain. Chop properly cleaned scent leaves (efinrin) and set aside.
- Place noodles inside a bowl and pour the boiled water over it. Ensure the noodles is adequately covered by the water. Set aside to soak for 7minutes.
- Set saucepan on cooker, add 1 serving spoon of vegetable oil, allow to heat.
- When hot, fry onions for 2 minutes, add the pepper, plantain, noodles condiments and black pepper. Allow to fry for additional 2 minutes and then, add the chopped leaves. Stir sauce and leave to fry for just 1 minute.
- Within that time, strain parboiled noodles, set water aside and pour just the noodles into the fried sauce.
- Stir until properly mixed, add 1/2cup of water and cover to cook till water is all absorbed.
- Serve hot and enjoy with a cup of juice.