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bacon – from instant bacon ramen to the ultimate BLAT
Instant bacon ramen 25 MINUTES | SERVES 2 | EASY | LC
streaky bacon 6 rashers sesame seeds 1 tbsp pak choi 1, quartered lengthways sugar snap peas 100g baby corn 100g instant ramen noodles 2 packs (with flavour sachets) soy sauce 1 tbsp spring onion 1, sliced sesame oil 1 tbsp chilli sauce to serve
• Put the bacon into a wide, deep frying pan and cook, turning, over a medium heat until just starting to crisp. Sprinkle with 1/2 the sesame seeds, flip, then sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds. Cook until the bacon is really crisp and the sesame seeds have toasted, then remove onto a plate. Tip the pak choi, sugar snap peas and baby corn into the same pan, and toss for 1 minute in the bacon fat. Add the ramen noodles, flavour sachets and recommended amount of water, and simmer according to pack instructions. Then add the soy sauce.
• Divide the noodles, soup and veg between two bowls, then top with spring onions, sesame oil, sesame-crusted bacon and a drizzle of chilli sauce, if you like.
PER SERVING 487 KCALS | FAT 25.1G SATURATES 7.1G | CARBS 40.7G | SUGARS 8.5G FIBRE 5.6G | PROTEIN 21.9G | SALT 3.8G