We’ve outlined all the ingredients and directions for you to make the perfect Afternoon Ramen. This dish qualifies as a Intermediate level recipe. It should take you about 3 hr 45 min to make this recipe. The Afternoon Ramen recipe should make enough food for 4 servings.
You can add your own personal twist to this Afternoon Ramen recipe, depending on your culture or family tradition. Don’t be scared to add other ingredients once you’ve gotten comfortable with the recipe! Please see below for a list of potential cookware items that might be necessary for this Afternoon Ramen recipe.
Ingredients for Afternoon Ramen
- 2 onions, halved
- 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled
- 2 tablespoons finely chopped bacon
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 green onions
- 1 leek, washed and halved
- 2 quarts broth (chicken, pork or veggie)
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 1/2 pound-slab boneless pork belly, skin-on
- 1/4 cup kosher salt
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 cup sake
- 1 pound ramen noodles
- 4 soft-boiled eggs
- 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
- 1/4 cup chili paste
- 4 pieces nori
Directions for Afternoon Ramen
- For the broth: Preheat the oven to broil. Place the onion and ginger on a baking sheet and broil until blackened on top, about 10 minutes.
- Cook the bacon in a large pot over low heat until all of the fat is rendered out and the bacon is crisp, about 10 minutes. Put the roasted onion and ginger, the garlic, green onions, leek, broth, soy sauce, mirin and salt into the pot. Simmer for 2 to 3 hours, while you cook your pork belly. Strain to serve.
- For the pork belly: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Sprinkle the belly with the salt, sugar and pepper. Throw the seasoned belly in a roasting pan and pour the sake over it. Roast for 1 hour 30 minutes, and then bring the heat up to 450 degrees F and let it caramelize. It should be tender but not mushy.
- Let the belly cool to room temperature. Wrap it up tight in plastic and put it in the fridge until it¿s thoroughly chilled through. At that point, slice it into nice, thick slabs. Set aside for ramen.
- To assemble the ramen: Cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions. Place the noodles into a bowl, followed by pork belly and top with broth. Add whatever toppings you like!
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- Cooking pots
- Frying pan
- Cutting board
- Measuring cups
- Wooden Spoon
Categories in this Recipe
- Soup – Soup is a primarily liquid food, generally served warm or hot (but may be cool or cold), that is made by combining ingredients of meat or vegetables with stock, milk, or water. Hot soups are additionally characterized by boiling solid ingredients in liquids in a pot until the flavors are extracted, forming a broth. Soups are similar to stews, and in some cases there may not be a clear distinction between the two; however, soups generally have more liquid (broth) than stews.In traditional French cuisine, soups are classified into two main groups: clear soups and thick soups. The established French classifications of clear soups are bouillon and consommé. Thick soups are classified depending upon the type of thickening agent used: purées are vegetable soups thickened with starch; bisques are made from puréed shellfish or vegetables thickened with cream; cream soups may be thickened with béchamel sauce; and veloutés are thickened with eggs, butter, and cream. Other ingredients commonly used to thicken soups and broths include rice, lentils, flour, and grains; many popular soups also include pumpkin, carrots, potatoes, pig’s trotters and bird’s nests.Other types of soup include fruit soups, dessert soups, pulse soups like split pea, cold soups and other styles.
- Noodles – Noodles are a type of food made from unleavened dough which is rolled flat and cut, stretched or extruded, into long strips or strings. Noodles can be refrigerated for short-term storage or dried and stored for future use.Noodles are usually cooked in boiling water, sometimes with cooking oil or salt added. They are also often pan-fried or deep-fried. Noodle dishes can include a sauce or noodles can be put into soup. The material composition and geocultural origin is specific to each type of a wide variety of noodles. Noodles are a staple food in many cultures (see Chinese noodles, Japanese noodles, Korean noodles, Filipino noodles, Vietnamese noodles, and Italian pasta).
- Pork – Pork is the culinary name for the meat of the domestic pig (Sus scrofa domesticus). It is the most commonly consumed meat worldwide, with evidence of pig husbandry dating back to 5000 BC.Pork is eaten both freshly cooked and preserved. Curing extends the shelf life of the pork products. Ham, smoked pork, gammon, bacon and sausage are examples of preserved pork. Charcuterie is the branch of cooking devoted to prepared meat products, many from pork.Pork is the most popular meat in the Western world and in Central Europe. It is also very popular in East and Southeast Asia (Mainland Southeast Asia, Philippines, Singapore, East Timor, and Malaysia). It is highly prized in Asian cuisines, especially in China, for its fat content and texture.Some religions and cultures prohibit pork consumption, notably Islam and Judaism.
- Main Dish
- Roasting – Roasting is a cooking method that uses dry heat where hot air covers the food, cooking it evenly on all sides with temperatures of at least 150 °C (300 °F) from an open flame, oven, or other heat source. Roasting can enhance the flavor through caramelization and Maillard browning on the surface of the food. Roasting uses indirect, diffused heat (as in an oven), and is suitable for slower cooking of meat in a larger, whole piece. Meats and most root and bulb vegetables can be roasted. Any piece of meat, especially red meat, that has been cooked in this fashion is called a roast. Meats and vegetables prepared in this way are described as “roasted”, e.g., roasted chicken or roasted squash.