Recipe: Ramen Noodles with Spicy Pecan Sauce – Nutkrack

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Recipe: Ramen Noodles with Spicy Pecan Sauce

This recipe spotlights our chili-spiked Firekracker candied pecans, made with a blend of five chilis to give a medium level of heat and a huge depth of flavor (think of it as a 2 on a 4-chili heat scale.) Here at Nutkrack, we like to say Firekracker is "Midwest spicy" because it doesn't offend anyone. 😉

🌶 Our Firekracker pecans contain only 5g of sugar per serving, are vegan, certified gluten-free, filled with healthy fats and are keto-friendly.  

🍜 This recipe can be served hot, with the cooling vegetables over top, or chilled for a hearty, refreshing meal. Any vegetables or additional protein can be added... make it your own!

Ingredients

Ramen Noodles:‎

  • 3 packets dried ramen noodles (cooked al dente, drained and rinsed in cold water)‎

  • ‎2 teaspoons sesame oil ‎

Spicy Pecan Sauce:‎

  • ‎ ½ cup Firekracker pecans, roughly chopped 

  • ‎3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped ‎

  • ‎1 tablespoon fresh ginger root, roughly chopped ‎

  • ‎1 tablespoon sambal or chili paste ‎

  • ‎½ cup pecan butter ‎(or other nut butter)

  • ‎1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • ‎2 tablespoons hoisin sauce ‎

  • ‎2 tablespoons rice vinegar ‎

  • ‎2 tablespoons tamari (GF) or soy sauce

  • ‎1 cup hot water‎

Garnish:‎

  • ‎1 cup cucumbers, thinly sliced into matchstick cut ‎

  • ‎½ cup scallions, thinly sliced ‎

  • Chili crisp (like this), to taste ‎

  • Sesame seeds 

  • 1 handful, chopped Firekracker pecans

Instructions

Ramen Noodles:‎
  1. ‎ Thoroughly mix sesame oil into noodles and set aside.
Spicy Pecan Sauce:‎
  1. ‎ Process all ingredients until almost smooth, but DO NOT over process.
  2. Check seasoning to taste and set aside. ‎
Assembly: ‎
  1. ‎ Place noodles in bowl and top with desired amount of spicy pecan sauce. Garnish with cucumbers, ‎scallions, chili crisp, sesame seeds, and more Firekracker to taste.
  2. Enjoy!
  3. Serves 4-6.

 Recipe adapted from I Love Pecans with permission.

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