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Miso & Ginger Chicken Ramen with Shichimi Pepper

Ramen is a trendy Japanese dish, with many new restaurants popping up in parts of the country serving their take on the Japanese classic. I love this trend and enjoy making my own variations at home.

Ramen can be a really warming and comforting dish. Also, because it’s easily customisable, you can make it as healthy, spicy or sweet as you like.

The first time you follow a Ramen recipe from scratch, it can feel like a fairly time-consuming process, but once you work out how you like it, it becomes super simple to put together. I love the fact that the foundations of a ramen recipe remain the same, but you are free to add your favourite flavours, ingredients and tastes depending on what you fancy.

The main components that form part of a ramen recipe are the stock (or boner broth as it’s known), Ramen Noodles and Tare (the paste we use to add more flavour to our broth).

Here is my Ginger Chicken Miso Ramen recipe with Japanese 7 pepper for a kick.

Serves: 2

Preparation Time: 1-1.5 hours

Tare Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp of Red Miso paste
  • 1 tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Mirin
  • 1 tbsp of Cooking Sake
  • 1 tbsp of Sesame Paste
  • Juice of One Lime

 

To make: Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix well. If you want to add extra spice, then add some of the Japanese 7 pepper to this mixture.

Ramen Broth Ingredients:

  • 5 litres of good chicken stock (I buy mine online, frozen and simply defrost as needed)
  • 3 tbsp of noodle broth. I use Clearspring Organic, a combination of soy with shitake and kombu. (Kombu is a Japanese seaweed which is set to become super trendy in the UK due to its superfood benefits)
  • Lots of fresh ginger cut into chunks
  • Bonito flakes

 

To make: Bring the chicken stock up to a simmer, add the ginger, noodle broth and bonito flakes and simmer on a low heat for a minimum of 30 minutes to let the flavour infuse. The longer you leave it, the more flavour you will get. Strain and return to the pan.

Chicken Marinade Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp light soy
  • 1 tbsp dark soy
  • fresh lime juice
  • Japanese 7 pepper to taste

 

To make: combine the ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Marinade the chicken for 30 minutes before grilling or BBQ.

Medium Boiled Eggs:

  1. Bring enough water to cover the eggs. Boil for 6 minutes 30 seconds, then remove and put into ice-cold water to stop them cooking
  2. Peel the eggs ready to be cut and added to the broth

Assembling your Chicken Miso Ramen:

  1. Heat the Ramen broth until it is nice and hot
  2. Cook the chicken and allow to rest
  3. Cook the noodles in water, then strain and run under some cold water. Portion them into bowls
  4. Mix your tare into the broth, to taste
  5. In a pan, sauté some shitake mushrooms and pak choi or spinach with a little garlic. Place in the bowl with the noodles
  6. Slice the chicken into slices and place in the bowl with the noodles and vegetables
  7. Slice the soft-boiled egg in half and place in the bowls
  8. Ladle over the hot ramen broth and a sprinkle of spring onion and 7 pepper
  9. Slurp away and enjoy your ginger chicken miso ramen!

 

a bowl of garlic chicken miso ramen with chopsticks on the side

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