Signe Johansen's late-night miso ramen recipe
Impossibly easy to make and the perfect solution for any veggies or leftovers you may have in the fridge, this delicious ramen recipe from Signe Johansen is the ideal late-night snack or simple weeknight dinner for one.
Hailed by Alexandra Heminsley as 'a book that turns cooking for one into ‘a self-loving luxury’, Signe Johansen’s cookbook Solo is packed with eighty delicious recipes that will inspire you to cook delicious food every day. Here, we share Signe’s impossibly easy, quick-cook recipe for miso ramen.
- 150g packet miso ramen noodles (or plain noodles)
- handful of frozen peas – or any vegetables you have lurking in the fridge
- 1 egg
- 1 tbsp red or brown miso paste (if using plain noodles)
- 1 fresh green chilli
- sliced 1 spring onion – sliced and placed in a bowl of iced water for a few minutes
- a generous pinch of black or white sesame seeds
- toasted sesame oil to taste
- Japanese dried nori seaweed to serve (optional)
- Cook the ramen noodles according to the packet instructions, adding the frozen peas (or whichever veg you opt for) to the pan so they cook at the same time. Cook the egg by poaching it in the broth (whisk it in a bowl first then pour it into the broth or crack it in), boiling it whole in a separate pan, or giving it a quick fry.
- Add the miso paste to the noodle cooking liquid (if cooking plain noodles) and stir through. Remove from the heat and garnish with the chilli, drained spring onion, sesame seeds, sesame oil and any other toppings you like. The egg goes on last if you cooked it separately, along with the seaweed (if using).
Variations: You can really play around with this recipe, adding all manner of ingredients. These work particularly well — assorted pickles, citrus, herbs, mushrooms, kimchi, sriracha sauce, coconut milk or cream, peanut butter and Korean gochujang paste.
Leftovers: Add leftover roast meat such as chicken, shellfish such as prawns, or tofu (adding the crispy tofu from page 65 really ramps up this dish).