Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Grown Up Top Ramen

During Lent, we don't eat meat on Fridays, so last week, we were planning to head to our favorite Vietnamese restaurant for some seafood pho.  But it was grey and rainy out, so we decided to stay in and watch a movie instead (J. Edgar... meh).  I attempted a homemade version of pho, and it was cheap, quick, and delicious...

Not my image, closest to what mine looked like

Shrimp Pho

1 lb. peeled, de-veined and de-tailed shrimp
3 packages shrimp flavored ramen noodles, 2 seasoning packets reserved
5 C. water
1 can coconut milk or lite coconut milk*
2 T. sesame oil
1 T. rice vinegar
2 T. Sriracha
2 C. frozen, chopped kale

*If you don't like the flavor of coconut, don't worry, you can't taste it.  This ingredient is important for depth of flavor and rich consistency.

Cooking Instructions:

In large pot, bring water and coconut milk to a boil.  Add in noodles and shrimp, cook three minutes.  Remove from heat, stir in 2 packets seasoning, sesame oil, rice vinegar, Sriracha, and kale.  Serve, and enjoy!

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