Soul food, that’s what this is. This is for those days when your body craves a healthy veg filled bowl of goodness but you still want a smack of flavour and a full tummy.
The important thing for me about comfort food or soul food is that I usually want to eat it when I’m a little lower on energy and I’m definitely not in the mood to stand for ages at the stove.
This soul bowl ticks all the boxes. There’s no need for over exuberant chopping, no frying, just huge flavours ready to spoon up in about 20 minutes.
As I say with most of my recipes you can use any veg you like (try mushrooms, grated carrot or beansprouts), whatever noodles are in your cupboard and you can definitely get creative with the flavours you add. Go wild, your soul will thank you.
Kind of Ramen
- A piece of ginger about 4cm, finely grated
- 2 garlic cloves, finely grated
- A small bunch of spring onions, chopped
- 1.5 litres of stock
- 2 tablespoons of soy sauce
- Juice of a lime
- 1 tablespoon of sweet chilli sauce
- 200g of peas or edamame beans
- A couple of handfuls of green leafy veg such as spinach or kale, chopped
- 4 nests of dried noodles
- 1 chilli, finely chopped (optional)
- A packet of sushi seaweed (or any other seaweed you fancy), torn into spoonable sized pieces
- A small packet of coriander, chopped (I use the stalks and the leaves)
- A couple of tablespoons of sesame seeds
- Pop your ginger, garlic, onions, soy sauce, lime and stock into a large bowl. Bring to the boil.
- Once boiling add the noodles and cook according to the packet instructions.
- A couple of minutes before the noodles are ready, add the peas and seaweed. Simmer.
- Once everything is perfectly cooked, use a slotted spoon to serve the noodles into 4 waiting bowls. Now ladle the broth over the top.
- Finally, sprinkle over the chilli, coriander and sesame seeds.
- You can add a splash more soy sauce or lime juice if you like.