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The Best Ramen, But Untraditional (3 Ways)

Birria, gumbo, butter chicken, but make the ramen version of it. Call it Ramen, but uncommon.

Birria, gumbo, butter chicken, but make the ramen version of it. Call it Ramen, but uncommon. Yes we have traditional ramen recipes, so don't be mad at me for this.

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Serves: 4


INGREDIENTS


Broth


  • 1 pound (450g) boneless chuck roast

  • 3 large bone-in short ribs

  • 1 pound (450g) oxtail

  • Vegetable oil, for searing

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon (12g) black peppercorns

  • 1 tablespoon (6g) coriander seeds

  • 1/2 cup (11g) bonito flakes

  • 2 tablespoons (40g) tomato paste

  • 4 green onion, cut into 1-inch segments

  • 6 whole garlic cloves

  • 1-inch knob ginger, thinly sliced

  • 12 cups (2.8L) beef stock

  • 5 guajillo chilies

  • 5 ancho chilies

  • 2 chile de árbol

  • ¾ cup (181g) white miso paste


Birria Quesadilla (optional)

  • Birria broth

  • Vegetable oil, as needed

  • 4 corn tortillas

  • 1 cup (118g) Oaxaca cheese


Ramen


  • Shirodashi, to taste

  • Soy sauce, to taste

  • 1 pound (454g) straight ramen noodles, cooked according to package instructions

  • Toasted sesame oil, to taste

  • Shredded beef

  • 1/2 sweet onion, thinly sliced and rinsed under cold water

  • 4 soft-boiled eggs, cut in half (boiled for 6 minutes, place in ice bath and then peeled)

  • Cilantro leaves, to garnish

  • 2 limes, cut into wedges

  • Quesadilla (optional)



INSTRUCTIONS


For The Broth

  1. Heat a 7-8 quart pot over medium-high heat. Add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan.

  2. While the oil heats, season the meat generously on all sides with salt and pepper.

  3. In batches, sear the meat on all sides until deeply golden brown all over, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove the seared meat to a sheet pan and continue searing all the meat. When finished, remove the pan from heat to cool slightly.

  4. In a 4 x 4-inch piece of cheesecloth add the cinnamon, bay leaves, peppercorn, coriander, and bonito flakes. Wrap the cheesecloth around the ingredients and secure tightly with kitchen twine.

  5. To the same pot, over medium heat, add enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Add the tomato paste and cook for 1 minute or until lightly toasted.

  6. Add the green onion, garlic, ginger, sachet, and seared beef. Pour the stock over the top and stir to evenly combine.

  7. Bring the stock to a boil over medium-high and then immediately reduce to a simmer. Stir in the chilies, cover with a lid or a parchment round (cartouche) and simmer for 3 hours.

  8. After 3 hours, remove all of the beef to a bowl and let cool.

  9. Remove the chilies to a blender and add 2 cups (480ml) broth and the miso. Blend until smooth.

  10. Strain the remaining broth and place back in a large saucepan, discarding the solids that are strained out.

  11. Stir the blended chile mixture into the broth and season with salt to taste. Keep warm.

  12. Shred the beef and its fat as finely as possible and discard the bones. Season the meat with salt to taste and keep warm.

For The Birria Quesadilla

  1. Preheat a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Lightly coat with oil.

  2. Dip a corn tortilla in the birria broth and lay it down in the hot pan. Top one half of the tortilla with cheese and cook for 15-20 seconds, or until the bottom of the tortilla browns and the cheese just begins to melt. Fold the tortilla in half, flip and cook on the second side until the cheese melts completely. Repeat with remaining tortillas and keep warm until ready to serve.


For The Ramen


  1. To each serving bowl add a splash of shirodashi and soy sauce.

  2. Ladle in the broth, filling the bowl about half way. Add a quarter of the cooked ramen to the broth and drizzle over toasted sesame oil to taste. Add a generous portion of shredded beef, followed by some sweet onion, half an egg, cilantro leaves, lime wedge and quesadilla. Repeat building more bowls with the remaining ingredients. Enjoy!



Butter Chicken Tsukemen

Prep Time: 45 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Serves: 4


INGREDIENTS


MSG Garlic Butter Fat Bomb

  • 1 cup (225g) salted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon (6g) MSG

  • 2 teaspoons (6g) smoked paprika

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated


Grilled Chicken

  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 1/2 cup (110g) plain low-fat yogurt

  • 1-inch knob ginger, grated

  • 1 teaspoon (3g) turmeric powder

  • 1 teaspoon (2g) garam masala

  • 2 teaspoons (8g) Kashmiri chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon (5g) fine sea salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon (1g) ground cumin

  • Cooking spray


Butter Chicken Tsukemen

  • 3 tablespoons (42g) vegetable oil

  • 1 yellow onion, roughly chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1-inch knob ginger, thinly sliced

  • Salt, to taste

  • 2 teaspoons (5g) garam masala

  • 1/2 teaspoon (1g) ground coriander

  • 2 teaspoons (6g) ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon (4g) Kashmiri chili powder

  • 1 tablespoon (14g) granulated sugar

  • 1 14-ounce can (400g) crushed tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) chicken stock

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) shirodashi, plus more to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon (0.5g) fenugreek leaves

  • ⅓ cup (80ml) water

  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream


Assembly

  • Butter chicken tsukemen

  • MSG garlic butter fat bomb, thinly sliced

  • 1 pound (454g) straight ramen noodles, cooked according to package instructions

  • Grilled chicken, sliced

  • 4 soft-boiled eggs, cut in half (boiled for 6 minutes, place in ice bath and then peeled)

  • Cilantro leaves, to garnish


INSTRUCTIONS


For The MSG Garlic Butter Fat Bomb


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together all the ingredients until evenly combined.

  2. Place a piece of plastic wrap on a flat surface and add the butter to the center. Fold the plastic wrap over the butter and roll it against the flat surface, pinching in the sides to form a tight log. Refrigerate until ready to use.


For The Grilled Chicken


  1. In a medium bowl add all the ingredients and mix by hand until evenly combined and the chicken is completely coated. Let marinate while you make the broth.

  2. When ready to cook, grease a grill or grill pan with cooking spray and set over medium high heat. Cook the chicken for 5-8 minutes, flipping as needed, until seared on the outside and cooked to 165 ℉ / 74℃ internal temperature.

  3. Remove to a sheet pan and let rest for a few minutes.


For The Butter Chicken Tsukemen

  1. Add the oil to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onion, garlic, ginger, and salt to taste. Cook for 5 minutes or until the vegetables start to soften.

  2. Add the spices and sugar and sauté until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the crushed tomatoes, broth, shirodashi, fenugreek leaves, and water. Bring to a simmer and then reduce to low and cook for 5-8 minutes or until slightly thickened.

  3. Carefully pour the sauce into a blender and blend until smooth. Place back in the pan over medium-low heat. Stir in the heavy cream until evenly combined. Season with salt and shirodashi to taste. Simmer for an additional 5 minutes to reduce slightly and then keep warm.


To Assemble

  1. Add the hot tsukemen sauce to a bowl. Top with a slice of MSG garlic butter and let melt into the sauce.

  2. Add a quarter of the cooked noodles to a plate, along with one portion of sliced chicken, one soft boiled egg, and cilantro leaves. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.

  3. Dip the noodles and into the sauce and enjoy!



Gumbo Tonkotsu Ramen

Prep Time: 40 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours 30 minutes

Serves: 4


INGREDIENTS


Spicy Miso-Tonkotsu Broth

  • 2 pounds (900g) pork neck bones

  • 2 1/2 pounds (1.1kg) pork hocks, cut into ½-inch slices

  • 1 14-ounce (400g) can crushed tomatoes, blended until smooth

  • 3 tablespoons (30g) hot sauce

  • 3 tablespoons (33g) Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoons (27g) Cajun seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons (10g) smoked paprika

  • 1 tablespoon (8g) Hondashi

  • Water, as needed

  • 1 pound (450g) andouille sausage, sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and roughly chopped

  • 2 ribs of celery, roughly chopped

  • 1 bunch of green onions, cut into 1-inch segments

  • 1/2 pound (226g) pork fatback

  • ½ pound (226g) peeled and deveined shrimp


Cajun Chili Oil

  • 2 cups (220ml) vegetable oil

  • 1 cinnamon stick

  • 5 star anise

  • 4 bay leaves

  • 2-4 whole cloves garlic

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (10g) Sichuan peppercorns

  • 2 shallots, quartered

  • 2 green onions, cut into 1-inch segments

  • 1 cup (122g) Sichuan chili flakes

  • 1/2 teaspoon (3g) MSG

  • 2 1/2 tablespoons (32g) Cajun seasoning with salt

  • 1 tablespoon (14g) granulated sugar


Assembly


  • Shirodashi, to taste

  • Soy sauce, to taste

  • Spicy Miso Tonkotsu Broth

  • 1 pound (454g) straight ramen noodles, cooked according to package instructions

  • 2 andouille sausages, split in half lengthwise and seared

  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

  • 4 soft-boiled eggs, cut in half (boiled for 6 minutes, place in ice bath and then peeled)

  • Cajun chili oil

  • 2 nori sheets, cut into 1x2-inch pieces


INSTRUCTIONS


For The Spicy Miso-Tonkotsu Broth


  1. In a large stock pot, add neck bones and pork hocks. Cover with cold water and set over medium-high heat to bring to a boil. Remove all the scum from the surface of the water with a spoon or strainer and discard. As soon as the mixture boils, cut the heat, strain the meat and rinse under cold water.

  2. Transfer the rinsed meat and bones to a pressure cooker. Top with the blended crushed tomatoes, hot sauce, Worcestershire, Cajun seasoning, paprika and hondashi. Add enough cold water to cover the ingredients and come up to the pressure cooker’s fill line. Pressure cook on high for 1 ½ hours.

  3. Open the pressure cooker after all the pressure is released. Stir in the sausage, bell pepper, celery and pork fat. Cover with a lid again and pressure cook on high for an additional 1 ½ hours.

  4. Remove the pork fatback with a slotted spoon or strainer and place in a blender with 2 cups of broth. Blend on high until smooth.

  5. Strain the remaining broth into a stock pot, discarding any of the strained solids. Stir in the blended fatback mixture until evenly combined.

  6. Bring to a boil over medium high heat and then reduce the heat to medium to simmer for 5 minutes. Add shrimp, and cook for 5 minutes, or until the shrimp is just cooked through.


For The Cajun Chili Oil

  1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add the oil, cinnamon stick, star anise, bay leaves, garlic, Sichuan peppercorn, shallots, and green onions. Heat to 220℉ / 104℃ and hold at that temperature for 30 minutes to infuse the oil with all the flavors.

  2. In a mixing bowl, add the chili flakes. Strain the hot oil over the chili flakes, discarding the ingredients that are strained out. To the oil, stir in the MSG, Cajun seasoning, and sugar until evenly combined. Let the oil cool completely before using or store in the refrigerator for future use.

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To Assemble

  1. Add a splash of shirodashi and a splash of soy sauce to a serving bowl. Top with the broth, adding enough to come about halfway up the bowl. Add a quarter of the cooked noodles to the bowl, along with a piece of seared andouille, green onions, half a soft boiled egg, nori sheets and a few pieces of shrimp from the broth.

  2. Repeat building bowls with the remaining ingredients. Serve immediately.

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Carla Cookie
Carla Cookie
2023. szept. 13.

As promised where is the link for the ramen noodles down below 👇 LOL Oh my Lord

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Evan Ramirez
Evan Ramirez
2022. dec. 16.

Bruh.

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