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Ramenless pork ramen

RatingDifficultyIntermediate

Ramen is a traditional Japanese dish that typically uses Chinese-style wheat noodles, but this recipe lacks the key ingredient, hence the name.

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time30 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time1 hr
 1 tsp sesame oil
 80 ml soy sauce
 2 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
 500 g pork steaks
 2 tsp coconut oil
 2 tsp ginger (finely grated)
 1 tsp chinese five spice
 1 whole red chilli (finely sliced)
 1 ½ l basic pork broth
 250 ml water
 200 g button mushrooms (quartered)
 150 g mange tout (halved)
 2 large medium-boiled eggs (cut lengthways)
 200 g bean sprouts
 50 g sesame seeds (toasted)
1

For the pork marinade, combine the sesame oil, half of the soy sauce and half of the garlic in a mixing bowl.

2

Add the pork steaks, mix them together and leave them to marinate for 20 minutes.

3

Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the ginger, five spice, chilli and remaining garlic, and cook for 2 minutes until they become aromatic.

4

Now add the pork broth, water and remaining soy sauce and bring it to the boil.

5

Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.

6

Meanwhile, get a griddle pan very hot and grill the pork steaks for 3 minutes on each side. Leave them to rest before cutting them into strips.

7

Back to the broth, assuming 15 minutes have passed, add the mushrooms and mange tout and cook until tender.

8

To serve, divide the bean sprouts among serving bowls. Place the sliced pork and egg on top of the sprouts, fill each bowl with the broth. Finish it off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

Ingredients

 1 tsp sesame oil
 80 ml soy sauce
 2 cloves garlic (thinly sliced)
 500 g pork steaks
 2 tsp coconut oil
 2 tsp ginger (finely grated)
 1 tsp chinese five spice
 1 whole red chilli (finely sliced)
 1 ½ l basic pork broth
 250 ml water
 200 g button mushrooms (quartered)
 150 g mange tout (halved)
 2 large medium-boiled eggs (cut lengthways)
 200 g bean sprouts
 50 g sesame seeds (toasted)

Directions

1

For the pork marinade, combine the sesame oil, half of the soy sauce and half of the garlic in a mixing bowl.

2

Add the pork steaks, mix them together and leave them to marinate for 20 minutes.

3

Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat and add the ginger, five spice, chilli and remaining garlic, and cook for 2 minutes until they become aromatic.

4

Now add the pork broth, water and remaining soy sauce and bring it to the boil.

5

Once it begins to boil, reduce the heat and leave to simmer for 15 minutes.

6

Meanwhile, get a griddle pan very hot and grill the pork steaks for 3 minutes on each side. Leave them to rest before cutting them into strips.

7

Back to the broth, assuming 15 minutes have passed, add the mushrooms and mange tout and cook until tender.

8

To serve, divide the bean sprouts among serving bowls. Place the sliced pork and egg on top of the sprouts, fill each bowl with the broth. Finish it off with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

Ramenless pork ramen