Recipe courtesy of Russell Simmons

Garlic Noodles

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min
  • Active: 25 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

9 cloves garlic, 4 halved and 5 finely chopped

1 pound fresh Chinese egg noodles 

1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter 

4 scallions, thinly sliced 

1 tablespoon chopped peeled fresh ginger 

4 tablespoons all-purposed flour 

1 1/2 cups grated Parmesan 

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with the 4 halved garlic cloves. Cook the noodles according to the package directions and drain well. Discard the garlic
  2. Melt the butter with the scallions, ginger and 5 cloves finely chopped garlic in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the flour and cook, whisking, until the flour turns light brown, about 3 minutes. Slowly pour in 1 1/2 cups water and stir until a loose gravy consistency; add up to a 1/2 cup more water if necessary. Add the Parmesan and stir to combine. Add the noodles to the sauce and toss to coat well. Add the cilantro and transfer to a serving platter.