Beef Ramen-serves 6-8
Use whatever you fancy but I often use these vegetables because they hold up well in a soup. How you cut the vegetables is also up to you. There are no rules here! As there are a lot of ingredients, this looks complicated but i promise you it's not. If you w ant an even quicker version, buy a ready made pack of stir fry vegetables!
1 pack sugar snap peas
1 pack fine green beans, sliced in half
1 corn on the cob, kernels cut off
2 carrots, julienned/spiralized/peeled
1 small bunch flat leaf parsley, sliced
1 pack fine asparagus, sliced in thirds
1 bunch spring onions, sliced
1 small bunch coriander (optional), sliced
1 stalk mint, leaves removed and sliced
2 small red chilli finely sliced (optional)
1 thumb piece ginger, grated finely
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 litre beef/vegetable stock
1 pack fine rice noodles (or whatever noodles you prefer)
8 very thin fairy steaks/minute steaks, sliced into bite sized pieces
1 tbsp vegetable oil
Prepare all the vegetables and meat in advance. Boil your kettle to the max.
In a large saucepan heat the oil.
Add the meat and let it brown for 2 mins, constantly stirring.
Add the ginger and garlic and fry for 1 min.
Add the rest of the vegetables and fry for a few mins.
Add the stock and stir.
Add approx 3 tbsp soy sauce and 1 tbsp sesame oil (you can add more later) and bring to the boil.
Add the rice noodles, turn down the heat and simmer until soft (approx 4-5 mins)
Now taste! You may want to add more soy/sesame oil now.
Add the fresh herbs of your choice. Give the soup a good stir and season with salt and pepper and soy if you feel it needs it.
Pour into bowls and top with the fresh chilli and more fresh herbs if you want.