We are simply addicted to this savory spicy ramen feast, simmered in our own chicken bone broth and our own seafood broth from boiled down shrimp, crab or lobster shells. We add Vietnamese fish sauce (Red Boat) and lots of ginger, garlic, sesame oil and exotic Vietnamese flavors, with the addition of seared smoked Kielbasa sausage, colossal shrimp and a creamy soft boiled egg for fun. All piled onto tasty chewy crazy curly Chuka Soba noodles. Enjoy!
Ingredients for Four Servings
6 to 8 cups already reduced chicken bone broth, (we often use half chicken broth and half seafood broth, making the seafood broth from boiled down shrimp or lobster shells, or clam juice)
4 tablespoons fish sauce (we use Red Boat brand)
2 tablespoons mirin
2 tablespoons rice vinegar, unseasoned
2 tablespoons tamari (which has no wheat) or soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons chili oil
1/2 teaspoon smoked Spanish paprika
4 garlic cloves, crushed
2 inches ginger, grated (about 1 tablespoon)
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
salt to taste, but very little is needed
Ingredients to Add to Soup…
1/2 pound large shrimp with shells off, or cooked with shells on and then the shells removed while feasting on the Ramen… so much fun!
1/2 pound smoked Andouille or Kielbasa sausage, cut into coins
1 tablespoon coconut oil or canola oil
1 bunch scallions (green onions), chopped
1 or 2 soft boiled egg
5 or 6 ounces of Japanese curly noodles, called Chuka Soba (we use Kame brand, easily purchased on Amazon)
In a large saucepan, add together the first 12 ingredients and simmer until married, about five minutes.
Meanwhile, prepare the ingredients to add…
Lightly sear the sausages on both sides in the oil and set aside.
In the same oil, now flavored by the sausage, very lightly sear the shrimp until they just begin to plump up, remove from the heat, lightly salt, and set aside.
Follow the instructions on the Ramen noodle package, usually boiling the Chuka Soba for 4 to 5 minutes.
Using large soup bowls, add the Ramen noodles first, then the soup broth, then the sausages and shrimp, finally the scallions and the soft boiled eggs. Enjoy!