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Author Notes: Ramen has developed a bad reputation of being a cheap, lazy, comfort food that gives us little nutrition. This recipe changes that. Be creative and add your own vegetables and flavors and wow your guests with this reinvented dish. —sweetheart
Pork Tenderloin and Marinade
- 1 pork tenderloin
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup rice vinegar
- 1 clove of garlic, chopped finely
- 1 tablespoon minced ginger
- 1 splash sriracha (more if you want a kick)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil for cooking
Soup Base and Toppings
- 2 packets Instant Ramen Noodles (with soup base)
- 1 liter water or low sodium vegetable broth
- 2 large eggs
- 1 tablespoon olive oil (for frying the eggs)
- 1 bunch Enoki Mushrooms
- 1 sheet of roasted seaweed, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1/2 carrot, thinly sliced
- 1 bunch spinach or kale, julienned
- 1 sprig green onion, chopped
- Marinate the pork tenderloin in a plastic bag for a few hours or overnight.
- Bring the water or vegetable broth to boil in a large pot.
- Prepare your ramen toppings by slicing your vegetables to be roughly the same size. These will go on the soup at the end and with get slightly cooked by the hot soup.
- In a pan, heat up the olive oil (medium-high) for the pork tenderloin. Make sure you pat the tenderloin dry with papertowel before placing it into the pan. Keep turning the meat every few minutes to brown up the outside.
- Once the meat is done, let it rest in tin foil for the next 5 minutes while you prepare the soup.
- Drop in the ramen noodles and soup base packets to your broth. They cook quickly!
- While the ramen is cooking, prepare another pan on medium high heat with olive oil. Separately fry two eggs. You can season with salt and pepper if you would like.
- Separate the noodles into two large bowls and ladle the broth to the same height as the noodles.
- Place a fried egg on top of the ramen and neatly bunch the vegetables around the edges. Slice your meat and top with green onions! Place soy sauce and sriracha on the table and serve with chop sticks.