I met one of my favourite loves a few months ago, Vermicelli. I have no idea where it has been all my life, especially when I lived on noddles 24/7 during my student days. But again, it is likely because I shopped at student friendly and cheaper supermarkets. Yes, it does cost more than the other noodles, especially the 2 minute noddles I spent my 8 years of university eating. I do still enjoy them at work, on my night shifts, I know they’re very processed and full of preservatives, colourants and flavourants but they are still cheap, easy to store, easy to cook and easy to eat. Not healthy for me, but I do better all the other days of the week.
What I was trying to say was, vermicelli has replaced the 2 minute noodles for me. And they are, as the 2 minute noodles, easy to store, easy and fast to cook and even better than the 2 minute noddles: more delicious to eat. But I still have to take them to work cooked, can’t just quickly microwave, if I want the full flavours that is. Otherwise everything is microwaveable these days.
By the way, the 2 minute noodles take longer than 2 minute on the highest heat microwave, just putting it out there.
It’s Sunday and I’ve been at work the whole day, so I’m both hungry and tired. Not usually the best combination as it inspires fast foods. But I always end up feeling worse about myself, after eating junk food. So why would I subject myself to that? I am lucky though, in that, I find being in my kitchen both refreshing and energizing. Well, this and a glass of good wine :)!
Tonight I’m eating sautéed haddock fillet with Chinese vermicelli and a beef broth from my leftover braai meat, from a few days ago.
And tonight, no recipe necessary! It is what it sounds like: Well seasoned beef stock made from the leftover braai’ed meat from a few days ago( not all beef) to make the broth, cooked vermicelli in the broth for 5 minutes and sautéed haddock on the pan with duck fat and seasoning.
This took less than 15 minutes. The braai’ed meat gave the broth a beautiful smoky flavour, delicious!
My tummy is happy and so is my head and my heart! What more do you need? This was a literally, I’m hungry- open the fridge and pantry- and make something of the available ingredients.