Miso Mackerel Ramen

I’ve never had mackerel before, canned or otherwise. I wonder if sardines would work as well? Can you buy canned mackerel at a regular US grocery store?

Submitted By: Tim D Schomer
Submitted From: Hereford, England


  • 1 packet Chicken or Curry Ramen (I use Jade brand, most should do)
  • 1 Tablespoon Red Miso Paste
  • 2 Teaspoons dried shredded Wakame (seaweed) (you may want to crush this down a bit if you don\'t like huge lumps of seaweed in your Ramen)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried or 1 whole spring onion, chopped
  • 1 125g/5oz tin Mackerel in brine (fresh could be used, but you\'ll have to work out the quantity yourself. Mackerel in oil could also be used, but drain the oil well.)
  • 1 tablespoon (sweet) soy sauce

Boil about twice the volume of water the ramen packet suggests and add seasoning packet, Miso, Spring Onion and Wakame, allow to simmer for a minute or two. I add the brine from the Mackerel as well at this point for a bit of extra flavour. Add the Ramen & cook until tender, then add the Mackerel. Serve. (the ramen will be in a slightly sloppy soup, delicious)