Ramen Noodle Bar
Cozy, cute weekend meals are some of my favorites to make! And it just so happens to be one that I am sharing with you. Truly reminiscent of childhood, ramen noodles were never fancy meals to eat. It was a quick snack you made when you were waiting on your mom to make an amazing, succulent meal. Silver packet in hand, you would tear that sucker up and dump it out into your soupy noodle bowl and stir for dear life, ensuring that every noodle is seasoned to perfection.
Now, I am creating ramen dishes that I could never imagine eating. If you ever find yourself craving a huge bowl of soupy, ramen noodles then this is the recipe you will be running to!
Okay, let's get into the delicious noodle dish. All ingredients in this dish are transformable. Mix in whatever delicious, fresh herbs, veggies, meats and even seafood, you could imagine. The sky is the limit with this ramen dish. Are you ready to eat? Let's get cooking!
Let's gather your ingredients!
2-3 packs of ramen noodles
thinly sliced beef
sesame seed oil
thinly sliced green cabbage
hard boiled eggs (cooked to your preference)
1-2 large portobello mushrooms
1. Every good ramen noodle bowl starts with a delicious, scrumptious broth. So first things first, season your beef with all listed seasonings. Allow meat to sit for 20 minutes before cooking.
2. Add one tablespoon of olive oil to your soup pot and allow oil to heat through. Once oil is hot, sear your beef on all sides ensuring it is nice and brown. Once beef is juicy and brown (it is okay if the meat is still rare, just hang in there with me), take beef out of the pot and set to the side. From there, add in your veggie broth, fresh chopped cilantro, 2 cups of warm water, 2 tablespoons of oyster sauce (be careful, it is on the salty side), a splash of sesame oil and 1 tablespoon of soy sauce. Mix your broth and ensure all ingredients are well-combined. Taste to ensure that your broth suites your taste buds. After tasting mine, I did add in a few shakes of sea salt and black pepper. And then ... add in that delicious seared beef. Allow broth and meat to simmer on medium heat for 15-20 minutes.
3. After the 15-20 minute time period, remove beef and allow it to rest until assembly. Chop your mushrooms and add them directly to your broth. Allow mushrooms to cook for 10 minutes.
4. Now we are ready to eat .... take out your noodles from its packaging and throw away (or save) your ramen noodle silver broth packets. Take noodles and rinse both sides with cool water to get rid of extra starchiness. Add noodles to broth and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender.
4. Grab your favorite large bowl and start plating your creation! For our ramen, we added hard boiled eggs, scallions, bean sprouts, beef and cabbage! It is oh so yummy!
This is your delicious end product! Grab a fork or your chopsticks and chow down!