Curried Ramen Noodle Soup with Shiitake & Kale
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
This warming bowl of soup stars a tangle of buckwheat noodles, knitted up with shiitake and curls of kale.
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 2 eggs
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • A thumb of ginger
  • A 100g bag of kale
  • 1 tsp mild curry powder
  • 1 vegetable stock cube
  • A 100g punnet of shiitake mushrooms
  • 2 tbsp tamari
  • 2 nests of buckwheat ramen noodles
From your kitchen
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • 1 ltr boiling water
You'll need
  • A couple of pans with lids
  • Bowl
  • Measuring jug
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Bring a small pan of water to the boil. When it’s boiling, carefully add the eggs. Simmer for 6 mins (or a few mins more if you prefer hard boiled eggs). Lift them out of the pan and place in a bowl of cold water. Leave to cool.

  • 2.

    Peel and grate the garlic and the ginger. Slice the thick cores out of the kale leaves and finely shred the leaves.

  • 3.

    Warm a large pan over a medium heat for 1 min. Add ½ tbsp olive oil plus the garlic and ginger to the pan. Cook and stir for 1 min.

  • 4.

    Stir in 1 tsp of the curry powder. Crumble in the stock cube. Pour in 1 ltr boiling water. Cover and bring to the boil.

  • 5.

    When the stock is boiling, add the mushrooms, kale and 2 tbsp of the tamari. Simmer, uncovered, for 5 mins, till the veg are cooked.

  • 6.

    Add 2 nests of noodles to the pan. Put the lid back on and simmer for 5 mins. Taste the soup and add a little tamari if you think it needs it.

  • 7.

    Ladle the soup and noodles into warm bowls. Carefully peel the eggs. Halve them and rest on top of the soup to serve, sprinkled with a little extra curry powder.

  • Tip

    Noodling along
    You’ll have 2 nests of noodles leftover. They store well and are great for soups, salads and stir-fries. Simply cook following the packet instructions, then toss with a wok of stir fried veg or add to a bowl of shredded veg with a spicy lime and peanut dressing.

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