Guys; it’s so cold. Like really effing cold. If you’re anything like me you’re a big baby; your extremities change colors, no amount of layers seem pervious to the frigid air and wind, and no amount of coffee or tea seems like enough. Days like these have me craving a slurp-y dinner that’s easy yet substantial and will put me into a food coma effective enough to bring me into the next day of arctic living. Things I’ve been noshing on lately? Soup and grilled cheese, classic pasta, and ramen. Ramen you say!? Yes, but fear not; this is not your college ramen (well, it is, but upgraded).
3 packets of Ramen (1 per person/serving)
1/2 an onion
2 cloves of garlic
meat of your choosing (we chose tofu)
1 table spoon of miso
8-12 cups of broth (we use vegetable)
2 TBSP of soy sauce
2 TBSP of sesame oil
1 branch of ginger
a bunch of cilantro, leaves broken up
a handful of scallions, chopped
1 egg per person
Siriacha sauce to taste
Begin by bringing your vegetable broth and miso to a boil in a large pot. Once they have come to a rolling boil, add in your full branch of ginger, the soy sauce, sesame oil, and let that simmer for a bit. We tend to do an hour+; the more it simmers the better it tastes!
Once you have your broth to your tasting it’s time to add your noodles (throw out the included sauce pack) and let simmer until noodles are soft and separated. While that boils slice your onion, dice your garlic, and chop your meat and sautee in a frying pan. Add to your noodles and let simmer for another 5 minutes. Next, fry (or poach) an egg per person.
Dish out the noodles and broth, placing the egg on top. Garnish with cilantro, scallions, and sriracha.
Enjoy, and stay warm my winter-weather-worn friends!