Coconut Curry Ramen

Ingredients

Tofu:

  • 1 14-ounce package extra firm tofu
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • drizzle of oil and soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce

Coconut Curry Ramen: 

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 8 oz. shiitake mushrooms (23 cups sliced)
  • 2 bok choy, chopped (23 cups chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 1-inch piece of peeled fresh ginger, minced
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 6 cups vegetable broth
  • 68 oz. ramen noodles (see notes)
  • 1 14-ounce can coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • squeeze of lime juice

Optional Finishing Touches:

  • sesame oil
  • hoisin sauce
  • chili paste
  • green onions
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  1. Tofu: Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Press some / most of the water out of the tofu. Cut into cubes. Toss gently in a bowl with the cornstarch until coated. Drizzle with oil and soy sauce. Transfer to baking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes, until golden and crispy. Toss with a little bit of hoisin sauce.
  2. Chopping: While tofu bakes, chop the veggies.
  3. Vegetables: Heat the oil in a large, deep pot over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and bok choy. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until soft. Add garlic, ginger, and curry powder. Saute for 3-5 minutes, until fragrant.
  4. Noodles: Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Add ramen noodles and simmer until cooked (usually takes 3-4 minutes). Add coconut milk. Season with salt and lime juice.
  5. Finish: Serve ramen and broth in bowls, topped with tofu, sesame oil, sesame seeds, green onions… you get the idea. Grab your chopsticks and Go. To. Town.
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