I know it’s been a few weeks since my last post. Summer has been crazy! Hope all your summers have been just as fun and busy! This recipe was a recipe I made a few months ago, but I still dream about it to this day because it was THAT good! This is a great warm one pot dish for those cold days or even a nice chill summer night!
I call this dish “Grown Up” Ramen Noodles, because well… I didn’t make them in the microwave like I know we’re all guilty of doing all throughout the undergrad years of life. With a little bit of love and a few more of those extra ingredients, you can take this package of ramen noodles to a whole new level!
Ah yes. This beloved packet. I used this specific flavor package because the ingredient content of the spices are also vegetarian, so just to make sure nothing has meat!
I did add poached eggs on top which was like a cherry on top to this dish specifically! I have made poached eggs only once before. They are a challenge, but if you would like to learn how to make them, look at this video by one of my favorite cooks on Food Network, Alton Brown: Poached Eggs.
Keep in mind, these noodles are spicy and they do have a Korean twist to them! I hope you all enjoy it as much as I did!
Ingredients for “Grown Up” Ramen Noodles
- 2 packages of Oriental flavored Ramen (I did not use the spice mix that came with the ramen – kept those aside for another day!)
- 1 packet of assorted mushrooms (includes: Shiitake, button mushrooms, Portobello mushrooms, oyster mushrooms)
- 4 cups of Vegetable broth (I buy the low sodium organic brands)
- 1 cup of water
- 1 teaspoon of olive oil
- 1 green pepper diced
- 1 teaspoon of ginger/garlic paste
- 2 Shallots diced
- 1 teaspoon of Korean spices blend (McCormick has one this spice mix!)
- 1/2 teaspoon of crushed red pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon of black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
- 1/8 cup of soy sauce
- 1 fresh Jalapeno cut into rounds
- Salt to taste (if you need it! I did not add any extra salt)
- 2 sprigs of green onion diced
- Cilantro for garnish
Directions for “Grown Up” Ramen Noodles
- In one medium size pot, add the oil and the shallots, the green pepper, and the garlic/ginger paste. Let that fry for about 5 minutes.
- Add in the mixture of mushrooms and allow this mixture to cook another 5 minutes until mushrooms are soft.
- Add in all spices and soy sauce
- Add in vegetable broth and water and allow this to simmer and come to a boil. (will take about 10 minutes).
- In the meantime, follow these directions by Alton Brown to poach two eggs to top the noodles. I allow the poached eggs to sit a little longer so they are soft boiled almost.
- Once the pot is boiling, add in the two packets of ramen and allow it to cook for a few minutes.
- Once they are cooked, plate and top with the poached eggs, green onions, cilantro and jalapenos (optional!)!