Ryan and I watched a TV show a few weeks ago where a chef went around and tasted different ramen recipes at various restaurants. Since then, I have been thinking about it, obsessing over it, and trying to find the best of the twin cities ramen! In fact, we have a promise that our next date night will be at a local restaurant known for their ramen. ( I can’t wait! Babysitter anyone?!)
So I was ecstatic when just the other day a friend of mine posted on FB that his wife had just made homemade ramen for them. Luckily, she was kind enough to send me her favorite recipe. I tried it the same day! I told you I was obsessed. :)
It. Was. Amazing. (I modified it a little bit to keep my own touches. I have always said a recipe is a guideline, not a rule. This is why I rarely bake. Baking has lots of rules. I digress…)
So on the next cold, wintry day, I suggest you make this recipe and use chopsticks. It is comforting, slurpy, messy, goodness.
Not Your Dorm Room Ramen!
2 T sesame oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 inch fresh ginger, minced
1 cup shiitake mushrooms
4 cups chicken broth
3 cups water
1 T miso paste
2 T garlic, chili paste
1 cup shredded carrots
1 cup celery
3 cups fresh spinach
1 cup fresh bean sprouts
2 cups shredded chicken (I used rotisserie.)
3 packages Yaki-soba or Anna Chung ramen- discard flavor packets (approx 5 ounce servings/package)
2 eggs, soft-boiled
1 bunch green onion, diced
Handful fresh parsley
Heat oil in large soup pot.
Add garlic and ginger and saute for 2 minutes.
Add mushrooms, chicken stock, water, miso, garlic paste, celery, and carrots.
Bring to boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes.
Add spinach, bean sprouts, ramen noodles and chicken in the last few minutes of cooking.
Garnish with soft-boiled egg, green onions, and parsley.
Original recipe modified from: http://damndelicious.net/2014/10/13/easy-homemade-ramen/
Yes, there are a lot of ingredients here. BUT, you can modify it or just do what I did. and make an Asian inspired salad with the left over rotisserie chicken and veggies the next night. Like this one here.