Slow cooked Thai Ramen Soup

This Sunday turned out to be chilly and after a snow filled night I thought what better than a nice warming soup for lunch? This Thai Ramen Soup was found on a site that I have been frequenting recently called allrecipes.com. This is mostly due to a great app they have for the iPhone. It sounded reminiscent of my favorite Wagamama dish called Kare Lomen.

This dish incorporates chicken, onion and bell pepper in a coconut milk based broth with Thai flavors such as chili garlic paste and peanuts.

First I did the prep work. I cubed the chicken and sliced the pepper and onion into thin slices about 1″ long and added them to the slow cooker. In retrospect I would have gone against the recipe here and probably just added the pepper for the last hour, it was a little soft for my taste.

After this I went ahead and mixed the other ingredients in a bowl, peanut butter, coconut milk, Thai chili garlic paste, Ginger, garlic and soy sauce. Once whisked together I added this to the slow cooker along with the 2 cups if water called for. Set the cooker on high and cooked 4 hours.

The recipe then calls for you to add the ramen and cook another 20 mins on high. I did this and found the noodles to be a little soft. Next time I would probably just cook separate and add then in at the end.

This soup is great because you can top in with different flavor elements. I added julienned cucumber, scallions, cilantro, basil and one of my favorite Asian ingredients- sriracha sauce! This would have also been good with bean sprouts or a few chopped peanuts.

All in all I really liked the dish. It had good flavor and can easily be adapted to your personal tastes. I would make this again with the changes posted above.

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About annsley423

I work in Boston at an online retail company called Wayfair.com. I work within the Order Processing department, trying to stop fraudulent orders among other tasks. My company has a large catalogue of kitchen items, which has been both helpful (to my cooking) and detrimental (to my wallet). I am a self taught cook, learning mostly from watching cooking shows and doing trial and error within my own kitchen. I am making this blog as a way to share ideas and successes, as well as curb boredom in my small apartment. In my spare time besides cooking, I like to read, take pictures and have fun with my friends. I am also trying to learn more about wine and hopefully that will eventually be incorporated within the blog as well.
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