Last month when I celebrated my birthday, I went to Tuome for dinner. I’ve been wanting to go there since they opened in 2014. The best thing I ate was the snow crab noodles that I had read about. And it was absolutely amazing!!!!! And currently the best thing that I’ve ate in NYC. I just wish there was more snow crab. Last week I went back to Tuome just to have the noodles again along with some duck confit mini brioche burgers.
Last night, I was craving for those noodles again so I decided to make it myself. This took me 2 hours, with another hour for resting the pasta/dough, so 3 hours total but totally worth it. I can’t afford buying snow crab meat so I bought regular lump crab meat.
[100% organic, sustainable seafood]
For the Noodles
- 400 g 00 flour
- 4 eggs + 2 yolks, beaten
- 1 TBS EVOO
In a bowl, add the flour and make a well in the center. Add in the beaten eggs and yolks, EVOO, and pinch of salt. Using a rubber spatula, start mixing the dry into the wet ingredients. Continue kneading the dough on the counter top until dough is elastic (8-10 minutes). Wrap in plastic and place somewhere warm-ish, allow to rest for 1 hour.
Cut the dough into smaller pieces and roll out to your preference of thickness. Using a sharp knife, fold dough (to make it easier to cut) and slice to your width preference.
Lay cut noodles spread out to dry a bit before cooking.
For the Dashi
- 2 quarts cold tap water
- 4 pieces kombu
- 2 cups bonito flakes, packed
Pour the cold water into a pot and add the kombu. Bring to a simmer on low-medium heat. Do not allow to boil. Once simmering, turn off heat. Discard kombu and add in the bonito flakes. Allow to infuse for 20 minutes or longer, until you need it.
For the Seafood
- 1.5 lbs tiger shrimp (21/25)
- ½ lb lump crab meat
- Ground ginger
- Canola oil
Pick through crab meat to remove any random shell parts.
Remove the shells and veins from the shrimp. In a pan, heat up some oil. Sear shrimp and season with salt and ground ginger. Add some water/dashi and cover to continue cooking thoroughly. Remove, set aside, and keep warm.
For the Finish
- ¼ cup spicy mentaiko
- Dashi (from above)
- Noodles (from above)
- Red pepper flakes, as needed
- Butter, as needed
- Beurre manié, as needed
- Chives, finely cut
In a large pot of salted water, cook noodles until al dente.
In a large sauté pan on medium heat, melt ½ pound unsalted butter. Add in 2 cups of dashi, the mentaiko, some chili flakes, some chives, and continue to emulsify on low heat. Add some beurre manié to make sauce thick, if needed. Add in the cooked noodles and reserved shrimp then toss to coat. Taste for seasoning and adjust.
Plate noodles with sauce, top with picked crab and more cut chives.
*Inspired by Tuome.