Working from home, stuck with completing over six hours of online training before the end of the day, I had a lot of time to think about lunch. There’s a recipe I’ve wanted to try since seeing it on The Mind of a Chef, and a little internetting helped that recipe make its way into my kitchen. On the show, Dave Chang (Momofuku) created cacio e pepe using ramen and it intrigued me. Here he was, making a traditional Italian dish, with ramen. It seemed both sacrilege and brilliant.
So when I came upon the recipe today and saw how easy it was to make, I decided to give it a go. The result: way better than regular ramen with the seasoning packet. I even cut down on the butter, oil, and cheese, and it was still pretty awesome.
With how easy it was to make and how quickly it came together, I can definitely see this “fancy” ramen becoming one of my regular go-to quick meals.