Shrimp Ramen

Ramen noodles (yes, the ones from the package) can be dressed up with poached shrimp and bacon to make a porky, smoky broth that tastes[ slow-simmered.]

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 8 ounces bacon, chopped
  • 5 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups sliced stemmed shiitake mushrooms (about 6 ounces)
  • 7 cups chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 (3-ounce) packages ramen noodles, flavor packets discarded
  • 12 ounces peeled and deveined medium shrimp, halved lengthwise (about 20 shrimp)
  • 2 tablespoons 1-inch-long pieces chives
Directions
  • COOK THE AROMATICS: Put the bacon in a cold medium saucepan and cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 6 minutes. Remove all but 3 tablespoons of the bacon fat from the pan. Stir in the garlic and cook until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in the shiitakes and cook until well browned, about 6 minutes more.

  • MAKE THE BROTH: Stir in the chicken broth, soy sauce, and Worcestershire and bring to a boil. Stir in the ramen noodles and boil until tender, about 2 minutes.

  • ADD THE SHRIMP AND SERVE: Remove the broth from the heat and stir in the shrimp. Let stand until the shrimp are cooked, 1 to 2 minutes. Serve topped with the chives.


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