- 1 onion, very thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 6oz can tomato paste
- 3 packs Momofuku Soy & Scallion Noodles
- 3 tbsp Momofuku Chili Crunch
- 1 cup whole milk
- Parmesan cheese & fresh basil (optional)
This tomato sauce comes together in about 15 minutes and uses only 4 ingredients, plus Momofuku Soy & Scallion Noodles and Chili Crunch. The key is undercooking the noodles – which makes them perfectly al dente.
Combine sliced onions and olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring often, then lower heat to medium and cook onions for 10 minutes until they are soft and starting to brown.
While onions cook, bring a pot of salted water to a boil, then cook noodles for 1 minute. (They will be very undercooked.) Quickly drain, saving 1 cup of the cooking water.
When onions are softened, increase heat to medium high. When the pan heats up, add tomato paste, Soy & Scallion sauce packets (not the dried scallions), and Momofuku Chili Crunch. (We opt for 3 tablespoons of Chili Crunch, which will mellow once we add the milk. Opt for 1 or 2 tablespoons if you prefer things less spicy.) Stir constantly for 1 minute, until the mixture is combined and tomato paste darkens.
Add 1 cup of pasta water to the tomato paste mixture and 1 cup of milk, stirring until smooth. Bring to a boil, then add the cooked noodles and cook for about a minute, or until the sauce is thick and the noodles are fully coated. Serve with parmesan cheese and fresh basil, if desired.