I am torn about my main recipe this week from the aspect of it being akin to junk food. It pretends to be Italian but I believe it to be from across the pond. There is also a bonus dish of Japanese Noodle Broth but more of that later.
Meatball sub Casserole
This recipe is not for the weight loss fraternity as it contains copious amounts of cheese and mayonnaise but it is tasty and probably very adaptable. For the Italian bread I used ciabatta and I did use lite mayonnaise which did no damage to the quality of the meal. It is also a very simple meal to prepare with no great skill required. Well I cooked it so there couldn't be! I did prepare my own Italian tomato sauce rather than buy the same.
The Casserole on the plate
The dish I made would have served four quite easily and it is quite rich so filling.
The full recipe is on the TAB above.
Below is another Japanese meal and very simple to make it is too.
Japanese Noodle Broth
15fl oz of beef stock
2 oz rice noodles
1 small knob of ginger, julienne
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
5 spring onions cut diagonally
1 tbsp coriander
- Bring the stock to simmer in a small saucepan.
- Add the ginger, spring onion, sesame oil and soy sauce and stir.
- Add the tofu and noodles and half the coriander. Remove from the heat.
- Leave for five minutes to cook through.
- To serve, pour into a bowl and sprinkle with the remaining coriander.
This is quite filling initially and would do well as a lunch or supper. It is also very straightforward to make.