I am over the whole “clean food” movement and have embraced going crazy with food and breaking all the rules. Yesterday I bought beautiful fresh ramen noodles and in no time made this incredibly tasty naughty dish.
You will need: 1 tbsp sesame oil, 1-2 tsp Sriracha hot sauce, 1 tsp minced ginger, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1/4 tsp granulated garlic, 1 small onion, 2 slices of chopped bacon, 2 cups (maybe more) of broth (your choice), 1 tsp soy sauce, 1 tsp rice vinegar and 1-2 bunches of ramen noodles. You will also need scallions and fresh parsley for garnish, plus veggies and protein of your choice.
I had these beautiful tiger prawns in my freezer and knew they would be perfect. As I prepped the ingredients I helped take the chill off the shrimp but letting them soak in some room temperature water. You can use whatever protein you want.
These are seriously beautiful noodles but if you can not find fresh, you can use regular ramen noodles. Just follow boiling time on their packaging.
In the sesame oil, sauté the onions and bacon until soft. Add the Sriracha. You will need heat for this dish, it really helps bump the flavour so add as much or little as you want. This dish made 2 large servings and I used a medium-sized pot.
Add the garlic and ginger.
Here is where it gets weird. I decided to bastardize the clarity of the sauce by dumping everything into a blender and adding 1 cup of broth. And blitzed!
Why not? This way you get the salty pork smokey flavour throughout the soup.
Dump the ooegy gooey mess back into the pot.
Add the soy sauce, granulated garlic and rice vinegar plus one more cup of broth.
I had some frozen shiitake mushrooms and spinach so I threw them in there with the ramen noodles.
I added the raw cleaned shrimp because it cooks very fast. If you are using another protein, I would suggest that it be previously cooked just to be safe.
I brought everything to a very light simmer and cooked for a couple of minutes. It got really thick and opaque, LOL. This is not your average ramen!
It was piping hot and super thick so to lighten it up, I added some more broth.
This was delicious! Not a traditional ramen at all but super tasty. If you are planning on having leftovers, cook the noodles separately so they do not soak up the whole soup overnight in the fridge. Which is what is happening to mine right now.
Pork and shrimp together and I personally could not be happier. Dirty ramen rocks.