It’s officially Halloween season and that means spooky recipes galore! I’m not big on themed foods, so I did a play on colors instead. That’s about as festive as it gets for me. These black ramen noodle bowls are packed full of veggies! As well as a spicy Cajun-style tofu I’m currently obsessing over.
The seasoning blend is a bit salty. If that’s not your style reduce it and add more paprika in place. Alternatively you can season the tofu as desired. Something as simple as dark mushroom soy sauce is all it takes to achieve a little umami. I’ve also experimented with taking a vegan-friendly chickenless or beefless bouillon base and diluting it with hot water. Creating a marinade using that plus extra spices. Side note: My all-purpose seasoning blend recipe will be posted next month. If you’re wanting to replicate a meaty taste with your tofu. Remember to press your tofu beforehand if you want it to fully absorb a liquid marinade.
Of course, everything needed can be found at your local Kroger or Fred Meyers store. If for some reason black ramen noodles can’t be found, you can use any noodle of choice. From vermicelli to udon. Adding a black food coloring to the boiling process to darken them. You can get totally crazy and experiment with natural dye options too. Like tossing with activated charcoal for black, juiced purple cabbage for purple or beetroot for a deep reddish hue. That would be a fun project for the little ones to get involved with. Spooky noodles for all!…