I don;t know whether to write this recipe down or not, but I just thought I’d share another example of taking a derided and downmarket food product and elevating it whilst still on a budget.
Not a bad looking bowl of ramen, is it? Yet the only authentically oriental ingredient in that bowl was the generous splash of soy sauce! This started life as a pack of 20p value noodles (that favourite of students), and yes, I did use the seasoning sachet as the basis for the broth. Also present are frozen peas and canned mackerel, along with some sliced mushrooms.
All these distinctly British and sneered-at-by-food-elitist store cupboard staples, but yet, made a pretty good impression of proper ramen. I followed Nigella’s method from Simply Nigella and just again, used the instructions as my base – for example in lieu of the 500ml dashi she specifies, I just dissolved the seasoning sachet in 500ml hot water etc, etc. I don’t think a recipe is needed, but just wanted to share this example of taking rubbish ingredients, and, with a bit of thought, turn them into something a lot more promising.
Feel free to badger me if you really want the recipe, but honestly, just look up Nigella’s ramen recipe!