DAN DAN Ramen

DAN DAN Ramen

  • 1 lb ground pork
  • 2 tsp hoisin
  • 1 tsp white wine
  • 1 tsp dark soy
  • 1/2 tsp five spice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil 
  • 1 pint Shiitake mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 tbsps shallots, minced
  • 4 ramen cakes, seasoning pack discarded
Sauce:
  • 3 tbsp soy
  • 2 tbsp sesame paste (2 tbsp tahini + 2 tsp sesame oil)
  • 1 tbsp white wine
  • 2 tsp dark soy
  • 1/4 tsp five spice
  • 1/4 cup chili oil crunch
  • 1/4 cup reserved water from noodles

 

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the ground pork. When little pink remains, add the hoisin, white wine, dark soy + five spice. Stir to combine and cook an additional 2-4 minutes until fully cooked. Remove the meat from pan.
  2. Bring a pot of water to a boil, cook ramen to package instructions (without seasoning packet). Strain the water and reserve 1/4 cup for the sauce. Set the noodles aside.
  3. To the skillet where the pork was cooked add olive oil, cook the shiitake mushrooms over medium-high heat about 5 minutes until lightly browned. Add the ginger and shallots and cook until fragrant, about 2 minutes. In a small bowl, whisk together the sauce ingredients, add the sauce to the mushrooms, cook on low heat for 2 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat, add noodles into the skillet. Top with meat and scallions, toss to combine. 

 


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