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

    Ingredients

  • 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)

Kimchi Garlic Shrimp Ramen

Tam writes in from Dallas, a place where I lived for about 4 years (well, a suburb anyway). I still follow the Dallas Stars and hope they do well in the play-offs. Regarding the recipe, it sounds good, except I would probably use a different flavor of ramen.

Submitted By: Tam Eldridge
Submitted From: Dallas, Texas

    Ingredients

  • Nong Shim kimchi flavor noodle bowl
  • Precooked shrimp
  • Fresh, crushed garlic from jar or garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter
    Directions

  1. Saute shrimp in butter and garlic (as much as you like) for 2-3 minutes, adding salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Cook ramen using directions on the label, drain noodles.
  3. Add just the shrimp to the noodles.
  4. Taste, and add more garlic if desired.

Fried Lemon Shrimp and Ramen with Veggies

Submitted By: Liz Bartz

Submitted From: Escondido, Ca

    Ingredients

  • 2 packages of Shrimp or Chicken flavored Ramen
  • Shrimp [chicken or other white meat can be substituted]
  • 2 lemons
  • butter
  • Your favorite fresh vegetables, works well with
    • celery
    • tomatoes
    • red or green pepper

Make Ramen by following directions on package. While ramen cooks, begin to fry meat in a small amount of butter. After ramen finishes, strain all water out of noodles, add the noodles to the to meat in pan. Cut lemons and squeeze juice into the meat and noodles (the more the better!) Cut vegetables into small squares and toss into frying pan (you can pre-cut the veggies of course). Cover pan and let cook until the veggies are soft. Remember to keep the pan on a low temperature to avoid burning noodles. Also, remember to stir throughout the cooking process. Take noodle/meat/veggie mix out of pan and reapply remaining lemon juice to top. Serve with fresh bread and white wine (if appropriate)!

Chicken/Shrimp and Bacon Ramen

This one sounds good.

Submitted By: Caleb

Submitted From: London, UK

    Ingredients (to server one person)

  • 1/2 an onion
  • one clove of garlic
  • 1 – 2 slices of bacon (depending on preference)
  • 6 chicken slices (approx the size of your palm)
  • you can substitute the chicken with: pork or prawns (shrimp)
  • soy sauce (i use medium strength)
  • mixed vegetables
  • 1 packet of whichever noodles you prefer

If you have noodles that need boiling, I would advise putting them on now. Slice the onion and shred the garlic or cut it up (finely). Cut up the bacon into small pieces. Add all of the above into wok (which already has a small amount of olive oil in it) and cook on a low heat. Add some herbs or which ever seasoning you usually use if you wish. Get the chicken, cut it up, and add it the the wok. Make sure the chicken is completely cooked (a good sign of this is that its completely changed color all over) then add the soy sauce. Allow to cook for a minute then add the mixed vegetables and mix together. Finally, add the noodles and mix together. Serve and enjoy.

Pan Fried Tilapia on a Bed of Ramen

Tilapia is usually called “white fish” since it doesn’t really have a strong or distinct flavor. It lends itself well to sauces and seasonings.

Submitted By: Andrey G
Submitted From: Davis, CA, USA

    Ingredients (for 1 person, increase as needed)

  • 1 package ramen
  • 1 tilapia filet
  • lemon wedges (to taste)
  • flour
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • paprika
  • chili powder
  • Optional spices for ramen: thyme, basil, garlic powder, etc.
    Directions
    (The whole thing takes about 10 min to prepare.)

  1. Heat oil in a frying pan (enough so that it is about 1/4 inch deep). Boil some water in a sauce pan (enough to cook the ramen).
  2. Mix the flour, salt, black pepper, paprika, and chili powder together on a paper towel.
  3. When the oil has heated, coat the tilapia in the flour mixture and place it in the oil. Cook each side for about 3 minutes (it should turn dark brown).
  4. Meanwhile, cook the ramen in the sauce pan. I like to add the ramen spice packet, as well as some thyme, basil, and garlic powder.
  5. When the ramen has finished, drain it and place it on a plate, and put the cooked fish on top.
  6. If you like lemon, take some wedges and squeeze them over the fish.

Swedish Herring Ramen

The Swedish Chef would approve of this one. Seriously, I’ve never eaten herring, I wonder if it tastes at all like sardines?

Submitted By: Vilgot Viking
Submitted From: Stockholm, Sweden

    Ingredients

  • 2 package of ramen (throw away seasoning packet)
  • 1 Can of smoked Baltic herring in tomato sauce

This is a very easy recepie, all you do is boil the Ramen, get rid of the water, open can of herring and mix in a bowl (preferably wooden). If the herring is in big pieces chop them with your Viking axe. It may sound a bit strange for those of you not familiar with herring, but 9 million swedes cant be wrong right!

ENJOY!

Prison Surprise

It’s Memorial Day weekend, and you know what that means! It’s time for a recipe from jail.

Submitted By: Jaysen N
Submitted From: Georgia State U

    Ingredients

  • 1 Package Ramen (Any flavor will do)
  • 1 Slice of American cheese
  • 1 Can of tuna (Splurge on the White Albacore)
  • Jalepenos from the jar (to taste)

Instructions:

Break up the noodles in the package and cook per the directions. While the noodles are cooking, drain the tuna and dump it into a bowl. Put in the jalepeno slices and top it all off with the slice of cheese. When the Ramen is ready, mix in the spice packet and pour the noodles into the bowl. Let it all steep for a few minutes to melt the cheese and then mix well. Voila! Prison Surprise.

Note: This recipe actually comes from a friend of my dad’s who did a little time in prison. He hated the prison food so much that he came up with this recipe using things he could buy in the prison store.

Maryland Ramen

I love Old Bay seasoning!

Submitted By: Brendan Morland
Submitted From: Maryland???

    Ingredients

  • 1 part shrimp ramen flavoring
  • 1 1/2 parts Old Bay seasoning
  • Pre-steamed or imitation crab meat (optional)

Cook the ramen as normal, adding the crab meat to the boil if desired. Add in the shrimp flavoring packet and the Old Bay seasoning. Serve as a soup or on the side with crab legs or other seafood.

Shrimp and Egg Ramen

I’m not sure if shrimp and hard-boiled eggs will go well together, but here it is…

Submitted By: Zach
Submitted From: DeKalb, IL

    Ingredients

  • 1 package of shrimp flavored ramen
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 5-6 shirmp, frozen and peeled

Cook the egg and peel it ahead of time. Boil your water (per directions). Add your shrimp when it starts to boil, and add your noodles when it re-boils. I like my noodles a little underdone. Add your egg (cut in half) and seasoning. Consume.

Tu-Noodle Stew

Submitted By: Smitty
Submitted From: Fall River, MA

This is something I made one day & have made it quite a bit sense. It’s quick & easy & most people have the ingredients on hand.

    Ingredients

  • 1 package of shrimp ramen noodles
  • 1 can of tuna fish
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • vinegar
  • lemon juice or lemon pepper seasoning
  • hot sauce
  • dill weed
  • dried onion flakes
  • oyster crackers
  • butter or margarine

Cook the noodles as directed. Add the can of tuna (drained & flaked), chop the hard boiled egg & add to pot. Use the next 5 seasonings to taste, I usually use about a teaspoon of vinegar, a half teaspoon of lemon juice, a few drops of hot sauce depending on the brand I’m using, a pinch of dill weed, and a teaspoon of onion flakes. Let stand for several minutes to allow the flavors to blend together & the onion flakes to rehydrate. Top with oyster crackers, a pat of butter & enjoy!