This week we made some dressed up ramen. First, I had a pork tenderloin and I didn’t know what to do with it. I looked into my trusty Betty Crocker cookbook and made a teriyaki sauce. It was pretty easy and smelled really good after I made it. It also called for sherry but I didn’t have any. Oh well. It was still really good.
Once I made the the marinade, I left it overnight and we thought about what we wanted to eat. I thought eating it over rice would be good enough but Hubs gave me a vague request of “noodle soup” and so I thought about making some ramen. Here in Hawaii, ramen is everyone’s jam. Even McDonald’s sells it! The commissary had some soup base, so I picked that up and I got a couple packs of ramen noodles and got to cooking.
After I cooked the pork, I added it to the broth along with some green onions and let it get hot. Once the broth was ready to eat, I added the noodles and let them cook for about 4-5 minutes. Easy peasy.
The soup itself tasted really good. Very umami which is always nice in Asian cuisine. The most expensive thing was the pork, which Hubs had bought by mistake (I wanted pork chops and he got a tenderloin, oh well, can’t argue with the help!) so the meal was very affordable. All the kids even ate it! Well, they ate the noodles but hey, close enough for me.