Cold Ramen made easy (and delicious)
Updated: Jan 12, 2021
We've all had these little bricks of noodles in our cabinets. Perhaps years ago, perhaps days ago. Let's put them to use, so dust them off and please please please throw away that salty seasoning pack. This recipe has a 6 minute egg on it, but you can go vegan, vegetarian or add a protein (leftovers work well).
Ingredients (serves 2):
2 packs of ramen noodles
2-3 eggs (room temperature)
1 Kirby cucumber
1/2 cup of grape or cherry tomatoes (can slice Roma tomatoes for cost cut)
2 TBSP rice vinegar
2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
2 TBSP soy sauce
1 TBSP white sugar
Furikake to garnish
Set medium saucepan on high heat to bring to bowl with enough water to cover eggs and ensure even cooking.
Slice cucumber and place in bowl.
Add 1TBSP each of rice vinegar and sesame oil.
Mix and set aside.
Slice tomatoes in half, place in bowl and salt/pepper to season.
Mix and set aside.
Once boiling, add eggs gently and reduce heat slightly to avoid eggs moving briskly and cracking.
Set timer for 6 minutes.
Set up a bowl of ice and water to cool the eggs upon removal.
Use remaining sesame oil, rice vinegar, 2 TBSP soy sauce and 1 TBSP of sugar. Stir well.
Slice whites of scallions thinly and add, stir again and set aside.
Once timer goes off, gently place eggs in ice bath and set aside.
Salt the hot water to season and return to high heat.
Add noodles and cook approx. 3 minutes.
Once noodles are done, pour off into stainer in the sink.
Move cooled eggs to a bowl and pour ice water over noodles to cool (don't let ice fall in).
Gently crack egg shell all over and slowly peel under thin stream of cold water in sink.
Once eggs are peeled, set aside cut when bowl assembled.
In a deep bowl, add one portion of noodles to center.
Place several cucumber slices to one side.
Place several tomato sections to the opposite side.
Pour 2-3 TBSP of sauce over the middle and tomatoes.
Slice egg down the middle and place in bowl - don't lose the yolk (it will be a little runny).
Sprinkle Furikake on eggs, noodles and cucumbers.
So now it's your turn, are you ready?
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