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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Ginger Beef Soup w/Ramen Noodles

BOOM it's a food post. That hasn't happened in about four years.

I didn't take any pictures though. Considering how crappy the photos come out, I don't imagine a lot of you are crying about it though. I did, however, find a photo online from Cook's Country that was used on the recipe card. I hope I don't get arrested for posting it here.

Ginger Beef and Ramen Noodle Soup
serves 4

1 1lb flank steak
salt and pepper to taste
1 tsp olive oil
8 cups chicken broth
3 (2" long) strips of lime zest plus 1 tbsp lime juice reserved
1 2" long chunk of fresh ginger (I used 2 tsp of my Penzeys ginger chunks)
4 packs of ramen noodles, spice packets discarded
5 scallions, sliced thin
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

Pat the flank steak dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet on medium high heat and when it's juuuust smoking, toss in your steak. Cook 6 - 8 minutes, flipping once, until done. Cook's wants you to wait til it's 125 degrees inside, but whatever bro, I live life on the wild side. Plus the hot soup will totally finish the cooking process for you.

Remove skillet from heat and the steak from the skillet. Let your meat rest for 5 minutes under tented foil, then cut in half and cut into thin strips against the grain. Meanwhile! Put the broth, lime zest and ginger in a Dutch oven and allow it to boil. Reduce heat and simmer for ten minutes.

Remove the ginger and zest (unless you're using ginger chunks like I did; they were a treat to bite into while devouring the soup) and add your noodles, lime juice and soy sauce to the broth. Cook about three minutes (God I have missed ramen) or until soft. Divide your broth and noodles evenly among the bowls and top with the steak and cilantro. Chomp and slurp your way to serenity and peace.

We had this last night and my goodness, it was so good. And easy! I wrote this post absolutely from memory because Cook's Country won't share recipes online unless you agree to a 14 day trial, credit card and all, to view their site. I wrote a bunch of bitterness but deleted it because this post is about FOOD and not RAGE.


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