Walnut Soy-Miso Tsukemen

Total Time
25 Mins
Serving Size
8
Meal
Course

DESCRIPTION

This gourmet ethnic bowl adds exotic flavor and delicious diversity to any menu.

Total Time

Prep Time
25 Mins
Cook Time
0 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
540 cal
Total Fat
23 g
Cholesterol
210 mg
Polyunsaturated Fat
11.3 g
Sodium
950 mg
Monounsaturated Fat
3.2 g
Dietary Fiber
14 g
Protein
22 g
Carbohydrates
68 g

Ingredients

KOMBU BROTH:

  • 2 cups water
  • 1 each 2″ x 1″ Kombu strip
  • 1/2 cup packed or 2 tablespoons shiitake mushrooms, dry, sliced

WALNUT-MISO SAUCE:

  • 1 cup California walnuts, toasted
  • 1 1/2 cups Kombu broth
  • 2 tablespoons Chinese soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons red miso paste

RAMEN:

  • 2 pounds ramen, fresh

GARNISH:

  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, toasted, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup scallions, thinly sliced
  • 8 eggs, soft poached
  • 1/4 nori strips, julienned
  • 1/4 cup shichimi togorashi (Japanese spice mixture)

Preparation

KOMBU BROTH:

  1. In a saucepan, add water, Kombu, and shiitake mushrooms. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a summer for 5 to 8 minutes. Strain through a coarse wire mesh, then discard Kombu and shiitake mushrooms. Yield: 1 1/2 cups.

WALNUT-MISO SAUCE:

  1. Place walnuts in a large, dry frying pan over medium-low heat and toast until fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes. In a blender, add toasted walnuts, Kombu broth, soy sauce and red miso paste, and blend into a smooth consistency. Pour into a clean container and set aside until ready for use. Yield: 2 cups.

(The walnut-miso mixture can be made up to 1 to 2 days ahead and stored in the refrigerator in an airtight container. Add more Kombu broth for a thinner consistency, if the sauce has thickened. Bring sauce to room temperature before serving.)

RAMEN:

  1. Cook ramen according to the package. Serve immediately while warm.

ASSEMBLY:

  1. Divide the ramen into eight 4-ounce portions. Ladle 4 fluid ounces of the Walnut-Miso Sauce at the bottom of a wide-mouth ceramic bowl, top with 4 ounces of cooked ramen and garnish with poached egg, nori strips, additional toasted walnuts, scallions, and shichimi togorashi.