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Not Your Father's Ramen
Thursday, April 25, 2013

As a writer who works at home I find myself foraging in the 'fridge for lunch -- and on a cold day cheese and crackers and carrot sticks just won't cut it.  This is why I have invented what I call the Souper Bowl, which involves packaged ramen noodles .... WAIT, WAIT, WAIT, don't leave me yet. It's better than it sounds.

First of all, try to buy your ramen noodles at an Asian grocery -- they're infinitely superior, sometimes with two to three flavoring packets apiece, with much more flavor than the chicken-soupy ramen from the Boring White Man's Grocery Store.

1. Chop up last night's protein: cold chicken, a pork chop, piece of steak. You can also use cubed tofu (sometimes I use two protein ingredients.) Also, chop up a tomato and, if you like things spicy, a jalapeno or other pepper. Put these in the bowl from which you will eat.

2. When you boil the noodles also add any veggies you can find in the crisper: cabbage, carrots, whatever. If you're using last night's already-cooked veggies, add them to the bowl without cooking them.

3. Dump the hot-and-cooked noodles and veggies over the bowl of cold ingredients. The hot water will warm everything up instantly, and the soup will cool down, which means you can eat immediately without scalding your tongue.

4. Add extra flavor. I like sriracha (rooster bottle sauce), sesame oil, red pepper flakes, soy sauce.

Looks pretty good, right?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks delish! A delish dish.

April 29, 2013 at 11:26 AM  

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