Ramen Noodle and Beef Soup
Submitted - Ben
Ingredients4 green onions, chopped (white and green parts separated)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (or sambal oelek)
3 tbsp (45 ml) olive oil
1 litre beef broth
500 ml water
1 sweet potato, peeled and diced
1 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp soy sauce
225 g ramen-style noodles
1 sirloin steak, about 250 g
Bean sprouts, as desired
Chopped fresh cilantro, as desired
Lime wedges (optional)
MethodIn a saucepan over medium heat, soften the white parts of the onions, the garlic, ginger and red pepper flakes in 2 tbsp (30 ml) of the oil. Add the broth, water, sweet potato, fish sauce and soy sauce. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes or until the sweet potato is tender. Adjust the seasoning.
Add the noodles and cook for 3 minutes or until tender. Add broth, if needed.
Meanwhile, in a skillet over high heat, brown the steak on both sides in the remaining oil until the desired doneness. Season with salt and pepper. Let rest for 5 minutes on a work surface, and then slice.
Ladle the soup into bowls. Garnish with the meat, bean sprouts, the green parts of the onions and the cilantro. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.