Jul 6, 2018

Curry Fettuccine - So Spicy but yet so Addicting

A little Japanese influence, with a little shortcut. This recipe mixes Japanese curry with Italian fettuccine. The al dente pasta matches very well with thick and heavy-tasting sauce. But instead of making curry from scratch, let's use pre-made Japanese curry cubes. It cuts down quite workload and the end result can just be as addicting. 

Curry fettuccine -

Ingredients (about 4 to 5 portions)?

  • 250 grams mizuna (Japanese mustard greens)
  • 175 grams thicker cut boneless short ribs
  • 1 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 purple onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 100 grams/4 cubes Japanese spicy curry
  • 1 2/3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon Japanese twice concentrated tsuyu
  • Some olive oil
  • Some salt
  • Some black pepper
  • Some pickled Japanese vegetables (to serve as a side, optional)


Peel and chop the onion. Peel and chop the garlic cloves. Cut the mizuna into shorter sections. Cut the short ribs into thicker, larger bite size pieces. Remove the stems, get rid of the seeds, and then slice bell peppers. You can save a few strips or cut a small portion into rings to use as garnish once the pasta is ready.

Bring a big pot of water to a boil and add in generous amount of salt to flavor the water. Transfer pasta over and cook till nearly al dente. Once ready, drain and set aside. It you time it well, the pasta should be ready when the sauce is about done too.

Season beef pieces with salt and pepper on both sides. Take a non-stick pan and drizzle just enough olive oil to coat the surface. Switch to medium high heat. Once warms up, transfer beef slices over and sear till colored, flip and do the same for the other side. When done, remove from heat and set aside.

Prepare a big non-stick pot and turn to medium high heat. Add in 2 tablespoons of olive oil along with onion, 1/4 teaspoon of salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Give it a quick stir and cook till the onion turns translucent.

Add in garlic pieces and cook for another 30 seconds or so. Add in bell pepper strips and cook for 30 seconds to about one minute.

Add in mizuna and quick stir-frying it, shouldn't take long.

Pour in chicken stock along with 4 curry cubes and 1 tablespoon of Japanese tsuyu. Bring to a boil then lower the heat a bit to keep it at a light bubbling. Make sure to gently stir the mixture during the process to help the curry cubes melt and spread out evenly.

Mix in fettuccine and short ribs, make sure every pasta is coated with curry sauce. Cook till pasta reaches desired texture.

Plate and garnish with uncooked bell pepper strips. Serve with pickled veggies on the side if desired.

It was so spicy, even spicier than the extra spicy curry cubes I always get at a grocery store. It was actually a special version made with bhut jolokia (ghost pepper). So spicy to a point it becomes addicting. Hope Mister can withstand the heat... 

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