Made at Home: Ramen

Mike and I have wanted to make our own ramen for some time now. We finally tried our hand at it this weekend, and it was so good and surprisingly easy. We used a combination of this recipe from BBC Good Foodthis recipe from Japanese Cooking 101, and little bit of our own ingenuity. I’m not sure how authentic it is, but it was so awesome we didn’t really care. Here’s what we did:

For the broth:
3 cups chicken broth
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp worcestershire sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp crushed ginger
4 garlic cloves, halved
Dash of chilli powder
Few spoons green onions, chopped
Few spoons of sugar (to taste – depending on the saltiness of the broth)

Toss all ingredients in a soup pot and bring to a boil. Let simmer for 5 to 10 minutes. While thats simmering, cook up two portions of ramen noodles. Now the fun part! Add whatever veggies and protein you’d like. For ours, we blanched some swiss chard and bean sprouts, and fried up some shrimp and mushrooms. We then topped the whole thing off with a boiled egg and some green onions. When your broth is done, ladle it into two bowls and divide the noodles. Then add in the veggies and protein, and you’re done!

Move over pumpkin spice, I’ve got a new obsession this fall.


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