Curried Ramen: Blair’s Revenge

I made another batch of curried Top Ramen today. It goes like this:

1) crush the ramen noodles in the package, and boil them with two tbsp curry powder, a handful of raisins, a handful of crushed walnuts, and a handful of pistachio kernels.
2) Add about 2 tbsp of dehydrated onion to soak up the rest of the water (there won’t be much if you only start with about 12 oz.)
3) Move to a fry pan — sautee the noodle mess in a little olive oil. Add a dozen drops of Blair’s Sudden Death Sauce.
4) Serve.

I split the serving in half, and refrigerated half for later. I then plowed through the bowl in front of me, and loved it. That was at noon.

This evening I got out the second half, and figured it wasn’t hot enough. After microwaving them, I added a half teaspoon or so of the Blair’s sauce and stirred that in. The noodles now had a sullen red tinge to them.

This time it was hot enough, and then some. My nose is running, my eyes itch, and my mouth feels scalded. My great big dome of a head is still sweaty, and my stomach is suggesting that perhaps he’s reached his capsicum limit for the week. In short, I feel wonderful. I’m ready to go out to eat with chalain.

That must be the endorphins speaking.


20 thoughts on “Curried Ramen: Blair’s Revenge”

    1. Re: You should try some real hot sauce.

      Dave’s Ultimate Insanity qualifies as “real.” I wish Blair would publish the Scoville rating for Sudden Death — I’m guessing, based on taste-testing, that it rates around 60,000.


  1. You should check out the community . I think you would enjoy some of the recipes. I think one of the memories entries is an index. Cheers, and good eating.

    1. totally off topic…

      dude, is that you in the picture? You look JUST like a friend of mine who is currently living in Johannesburg… I mean, JUST like. Creepy.

      Mindblowingly small planet to run into you here… did we ever meet? (I mean in person)

      (drinking framboise even! yum…)

      1. Re: totally off topic…

        Hmm… I’m not sure if we’ve met. It is me in the picture. Posibble places of meeting include: Jax (1982 – 1996), Tally (1995 – 1996) (I was an Epitomite and helped run Vampire LARP), GVille (1997 – 1999)… After that I got out of Florida. You have on your friends’ list, so possible other mutual friends: and I dated for years, and are 2 old time buds, and and her boy Harry even come through town with the Cruxshadows now and again. And I’ve been reading Shlock for about 2.5 years now… almost as often as Howard posts it (I get behind a day or two now and then, but I’m sure he forgives me). Anything ring bells?

        1. HOLY COW

          I’ve not seen alekto in forever! My husband used to work with her at the courthouse. I’ve been in Tally all my life; our circles seem to have touched tangentally here and there. 🙂 Nice to meet you! (This six degrees of separation thing is kinda cool…)

  2. health benefits

    I’ve heard that capsaicin is an antioxidant, or somesuch? That eating some hot stuff on a regular basis is good for the temple of the body… anybody remember any details?

    …so with the stuff you & chalain are ingesting on a regular basis, you two will never die. Good thing we don’t mummify people like they used to; in a thousand years they would find your bodies and be able to grind you up & use YOU as a spice!

  3. What is it with you Westerners and your weird curry recipes? I mean, raisins? Walnuts? Where’s the cloves? Where’s the, um, whatever it is they put in there?

    This fascinates me to no end. And I wonder what you mean by ‘hot’. Capsicum is hot? Wow. You all strange, y’all.

    1. It certainly is.

      According to Guinness and other sources, there is no “hotter” spice. What would you offer as a candidate? No matter what it is, I doubt you’ll beat out Dave’s Special Reserve. Or, if you really want the hot experience, get some of the defensive pepper sprays and put that on your tongue.

      I agree about the nuts, though. (I can’t eat them anyway, but even if I could, I wouldn’t put them in ramen.)

      1. Re: It certainly is.

        Or, if you really want the hot experience, get some of the defensive pepper sprays and put that on your tongue.

        Don’t want to try that with the spray I carry. Not only is it 60% OC (oleoresin capsicum), but it’s also got CS tear gas and an ultraviolet dye. I wouldn’t consider CS and ultraviolet dyes to be good eats.

  4. I like the ramen recipies. As a poor college student the normal ones get bland rather quickly…

    And BTW – I love the new shirts. I must aquire them soon…

    1. You’d hate my ramen cooking, for the most part.

      Ramen. Water. Butter, Parmesian/Romano cheese.

      That’s about it.

      I throw away the spice pack because they’re always loaded with onions. If I’m feeling up for it, I put in allspice, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and chili powder.


  5. Milder = Cooled off, my guess

    When my husband and I made chili, we noticed that letting it sit in the fridge for a while made it distinctly less “hot”. This effect was even more pronounced if we added a dash of oil – usually canola oil, since I don’t like the olive oil in chili – and/or ground celery seed (NOT celery salt!) to the mixture first. In fact, adding ground celery seed was one of the tricks of toning down “hot” to allow one to taste the pepper flavor.

    He was always having to spice it back up the next day. I like mine much milder, and hotness only if it adds actual *flavor*, not hot. So, we divide the chili into two portions near the end of the simmering, and he spices up his half the way he wants it.

    1. Re: Milder = Cooled off, my guess

      Interesting, I find that when I make Chili and let it sit in the fridge for a day it tends to be hotter than right off the stove.

  6. Weapons-grade capsicum

    Being a fellow consumer of food-grade napalm, I would not recommend a sauce called “The Man”. A friend of mine made the mistake of applying this rather thick brownish-red hemlock potion on a sandwich one day at his work. I don`t know the Scoville rating of it, but I can say that I won`t repeat the colorful verbiage he used to describe this wmd in a can.

    In accordance with Norms` First Law of Inversely Perverse Human Nature, which states that;

    “People will always feel an attraction towards that which is most likely to cause them some form of injury. This attraction will be inversely proportional to the survivability of said attractant.”

    He bought a jar of this liquid trans-unranic and offered to share the experience. Having bested, just barely mind you, encounters with Habanero fritters, I felt the compulusion of Norms Law and sampled this distilled pepper-tar. I say distilled tar because it is thick, and has no flavor, only heat. I would compare it to placing a pinch of thermite on your tongue and lighting it off with about, say 20ft of magnesium ribbon. This was a drop 1/2 the size of a rice grain.

    I wouldn`t consider myself a wimp when it comes to hot food, but this stuff goes beyond hot sauce. It is heat without flavor. It is the pepper paste of pain. It is sure to cause endorphins, and tears, to flow. Now that the word is out there, it`s only a matter of time before someone tries it, and LJ`s the experience.

    1. Re: Weapons-grade capsicum

      I’ve tried it. It’s not as bad as you’re making it out to be. It’s about 60,000 Scoville, and stuff doesn’t start being drop-at-a-time additive for me until about 150,000.

      The Man can be spread on things. I’ve done it. Sure, it rocked my world, but not in the way spreading something REALLY nasty would have.
      Dave’s Ultimate Insanity Sauce is much, much worse.


      1. Re: Weapons-grade capsicum

        Well, I will gladly admit beforehand that Daves` Insanity Sauce is out of my league, then! I`ve made hot dishes with The Man, but can`t imagine going higher octane.

        I must bow to the greater pepper-fu, because I`m not even going to try DIS. MAybe after some serious taste-bud conditioning. Like easting a small block of parrafin, perhaps.

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