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I don’t make all the recipes that I post, in fact, I generally stick to the stuff I like to make, but I’d still love to have pics of some of the recipes. If you make them, please send them to me at the following email address:

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Note: I do change that address every year or so once the spammers pick it up, so I’ll update it here when it needs to be changed.

Basic Ramen Gravy

This is the first gravy recipe that I’ve seen that’s made using a ramen flavor packet. I think it might be pretty good on some biscuits and it’s a good use for those leftover flavor packs. This recipe also doesn’t actually contain any noodles, so FYI. Also, I didn’t quite like the way the original author said “2 tbsp fat”, but for that general category, I can’t think of a better way to put it

Submitted By: Esther
Submitted From: Seattle, WA

    Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp fat (vegetable oil, lard, butter, or shortening)
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 cup water (for southern chicken gravy, maybe part water and part milk)
  • 1 ramen flavor packet

At medium heat, stir fat and flour together and cook for a few minutes. Slowly stir in water. Stir in soup base and simmer (stirring constantly) until it thickens. Notes: This recipe makes enough to cover 1 brick’s worth of noodles, and it scales up nicely (remember, 4 tbsp = 1/4 cup). I’ve only tried this with the chicken flavor, but it should work just as well with beef or pork.

The Mile High Ramen Club

Looks like if you fly Cathay Pacific Airlines, you can get all you can eat Ramen!

It was only two weeks ago that we took our own advice and booked the Hong Kong direct from New York-JFK on Cathay Pacific for a grand total of $795. It isn’t our first time and it definitely won’t be our last, but this flight begins a whole new chapter for us in terms of which airlines we’ll choose in the future, because you see, Cathay Pacific gave us all the free Ramen noodles we could eat.

Unfortunately for me, I need to get to SFO or LAX before I’m ramen eligible, all their routes from Denver are “partner routes” which means an airline where you even have to pay to recline your seat.

Fruity Oriental Ramen Salad

This one sounds semi-healthy for everyone that complains about that on here. Did you know that you can buy strawberries in Canada? (Okay, just kidding Canadian readers!) The original submitter notes that kids also love this one!

Submitted By: Jasmine L.
Submitted From: Timmins, Ontario, Canada

    Ingredients

  • 1 head of iceberg lettuce
  • 10 strawberries
  • 1 tsp of balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 pear
  • 1 apple
  • 1 small can of mandarin orange segments
  • raspberry salad dressing
  • 1 pkg of oriental flavoured ramen noodles

Wash the lettuce and break into bite size pieces in a large bowl. Core and cut strawberries into slices. Place in small bowl, add in balsamic vinegar and sugar. Mix thoroughly and let sit for a few minutes to marinate.

Add 1 tsp of lemon juice to a medium sized bowl with 2 cups of cold water. Core and cut pear into bite size pieces. Place cut pieces in lemon water as you cut them to prevent browning. Remove pear from lemon water and place in bowl with lettuce. Core and cut apple into bite size pieces. Place cut pieces in lemon water as you cut them. Remove apple from lemon water and place in bowl with lettuce.

Add marinated strawberries to bowl with lettuce. Add can of oranges to bowl with lettuce, including any juices. Add enough raspberry dressing to taste.

Crumble in entire package of noodles and sprinkle in about half the seasoning. Mix together. Wait 5 minutes before serving to allow noodles to soften slightly.

    Notes:

  • Can substitute white vinegar for lemon juice
  • Can use any fruits you have available
  • Can substitute Italian or Caesar salad dressing
  • Add nuts such as peanuts, almonds or walnuts before serving for an extra crunch/protein

Welcome Wall Street CEOs

I have three traditional types of readers: college students, frugal moms and dads, and ex-inmates. Now, I’d like to welcome a new audience to my site, Wall Street CEOs. Even if ramen costs a dollar per pack in Manhattan, they will be able to buy a packet of ramen every minute of every day in 2009, assuming, that is, that they can move in with their mistresses and misters.

Can anyone come up with a bailout ramen recipe?

PS – After thinking about this more, I bet ramen is $5 per pack in Manhattan. Everything else is true.

Creamy Shrimp Ramen

Colten writes in from my original home state of WV with this faux-seafood gem. Bonus points for using a “Cream Of” soup that I’ve never heard of before, I now know about Cream of: chicken, mushroom, shrimp, and celery. I bet there are more out there, someone should make an official Cream Of Soup website.

Submitted By: Colten D

Submitted From: Parkersburg WV.

    Ingredients

  • 1 Ramen pack (any flavor don’t need flavoring)
  • 1 can of cream of shrimp soup
  • Salad shrimp precooked
  • Imitation crabmeat (optional)

Take the package of ramen and either cook it in the microwave or stove like you normally would. While the ramen is cooking, open the can of cream of shrimp soup and warm it on the stove or microwave. Drain the noodles now and add them to the cream of shrimp soup. Stire in a few handfuls of salad shrimp to the soup, and the imitation crabmeat if you have any. If the soup is too thick, add some water until it’s the right consistency.