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Spicy Ramen Bowls

Who doesn’t like a nice hot spicy ramen noodle soup? Let us introduce you to this fantastic recipe made to keep you and your love ones nice and warn this Christmas season. Fresh ginger, red chili peppers, soy sauce, cilantro, sriracha are some of the ingredients combine to create an Asian and Mexican fusion style to bring forth an explosion of flavors to your palate. Simple and delicious hot bowls of soup to bring comfort on does chilly nights. Don’t forget to read below the recipe for our beer and wine pairing suggestions.

Ingredients

  • 6 cups chicken broth
  •  rotisserie chicken
  • 1 carrot finely sliced
  • 6 frozen dumplings
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 mushrooms, thin sliced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, fresh
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 red chili pepper (add more if you like it really spicy)
  • 1/2 cup onion
  • cilantro
  • green onions
  • 3/4 cup sweet red pepper
  • 3 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 pkgs ramen (seasoning packet discarded)

Instructions

  1. In a large pot on medium-high heat 1 tablespoon olive oil. Add carrots, onion, mushrooms, and peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add garlic and ginger cook another minute. Add broth, soy sauce, sesame oil, brown sugar, sciracha and mix until combined. Bring to a rapid boil then reduce heat to medium and chicken and let simmer for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the dry ramen noodles to the broth and cook for 3 minutes, add dumplings and cook for another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and serve in bowls, and garnish with cilantro and green onions. Squeeze of lime juice if desired.

Beer Pairings:
if extra-spicy is what you crave, go for a pale ales or IPA. Bitter hop flavors accentuate rather than tempter the spice in foods. Highly carbonated beers do the same thing.
Try These Beers: Stone Ruination IPA, Troegs Nugget Nectar Ale, Green Flash West Coast IPA, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale, Dale’s Pale Ale (Oskar Blues)

Wine Pairings:
Choose very cold, off dry, fruity or red or white sparkling wine with Japanese fare. Light merlot is good with any spicy dishes.

 

 

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