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One of my fellow teachers on Guam used to make this recipe for all of our large BBQ / pot luck gatherings. Before I left, I asked her for the directions so I could add it to my list of cabbage recipes. I’ve taken it to a bunch of gatherings myself, as well as used it as a staple summer recipe in our home. It gets rave reviews and is very inexpensive to make. Those searching for vegan ramen ideas will be glad to know that this recipe can easily be made without animal products by switching to either the Oriental or chili flavors of Top Ramen and using those seasoning packets instead of the chicken-flavored seasoning.
Dressing: couple of pinches of sugar, oil, rice or regular vinegar, the seasoning packet from a package of chicken ramen (or other desired seasoning).
Salad: toasted chopped or slivered almonds (I buy the whole ones, then chop and toast myself to save on cost.), sesame seeds, broken and uncooked ramen noodles (if you use the chicken kind you’ll already have the seasoning packet – or you can use another kind of ramen and a bit of chicken bouillon from the pantry), chopped cabbage as the main ingredient.
Adjust ingredient amounts to desired amount of servings. I also use this recipe as the basis for a once a month or bulk cooking recipe. Here’s how i do it: I chop and toast a large bag of almonds from the warehouse store (350 for about 10 minutes on a large cookie sheet should do it). While that’s happening, I fill a bunch of quart sized resealable freezer bags with the following: a package of chicken ramen crushed and uncooked (you can do this inside the package and then dump it in), the seasoning packet from the ramen package, a handful of sesame seeds. Once the almonds cool, you can add a handful of those too. Then, you seal up the freezer bags, labeling and dating them. I put all of these smaller ones into a large gallon zip-up plastic bag. If you do a dozen of these, you have enough to serve this once a week as a side dish for three months. The ease of advanced prep is what makes this one of our favorite ramen recipes. Just chop the cabbage and whip up the dressing. This is a great side dish with baked beans, sliced cooked ham, baked chicken legs, etc.