I heard about Miracle Noodle on a day time talk show a while ago but never got around to ordering any until now. They’re quite expensive at $33 for ten bags on the website. Ten bags is also a big commitment. After a bit of digging, I ordered the angel hair variety from Amazon at $16 for six bags.
Thanks to the magic of Kim’s Amazon Prime account, they arrived today! Huzzah!
I was so excited about being able to eat pasta again that I’d already researched recipes. I decided on miracle noodle alfredo with shrimp and spinach.
Let’s do this.
Cut open the bag over a strainer. If you don’t have a strainer, a colander will do but the noodles can slip through the holes. The noodles have a very faint fishy odor due to the liquid they’re packaged in. The odor was so faint I had to lean in to smell it. The odor is gone once you rinse the noodles. I rinsed for a minute or so.
Then, the company recommends drying out the noodles by pressing them between a paper towel. After that they need to be further dried by heating in a cast iron skillet with a bit of olive oil.
Set the noodles aside on a plate with more paper towels to soak in any excess liquid. I diced some onions and threw it into the cast iron skillet with another dash of olive oil. Lower the heat. Wash and tear fresh spinach and use your hands to press out excess water. Toss that in with the onions. Cook for about two minutes and then toss in some defrosted and washed cooked shrimp. Once that’s all cooked, add a ¼ cup of alfredo sauce (I used Ragu).
The portions are quite small. Some people said they could have more than one serving in one packet – not this noodle-loving girl. I ate the entire packet in one sitting. I found the shape and texture pleasantly similar to ramen or jjajangmyeon… mmm. I don’t think they’re a substitute for pasta but they’re still pretty good.
I think I’ll try making a simple ramen with a fried egg next.