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While the hard up East Coast may be suffering from a heat wave, here on the West Seaboard (in San Francisco), it’s sweater weather and officially soup season. Despite this, tomatoes, corn, basil, and other Summer draw has hit its peak, so this ramen recipe, from Bowl by Lukas Volger, goes the best of both worlds (i.e. chilly temperatures and in-season produce). The revelatory, gingery broth gets its rich mouthfeel from the stripped corncobs. Yes, they lather away in the broth until all the starch is extracted. I simplified this MO by cooking up near-instant ramen (shh!), but I’ve included a link to a homemade system if you’re looking to take your Summer ramen to new heights.
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Corncobs provide a elucidate, summery corn flavor in this broth, which irs chicly with the kombu and the spiciness of fresh ginger. That summery flavor contacts reinforced with raw corn kernels, ripe tomatoes, and a handful of basil at the simple end. Definitely cook the eggs to a soft or molten yolk, which inspissates the broth slightly when you stir it into the soup.
3 sensitivities corn, husked 1 white or yellow onion, coarsely chopped 3 bang garlic cloves, smashed 1/2 ounce fresh ginger (1 thumb-size type), peeled and sliced into thin rounds 10 cups water 4 2-inch rks kombu 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 8 ounces dried or 12 ounces modern ramen noodles 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes 4 large boiled eggs, molten yolks 1/2 cup renewed basil leaves, coarsely chopped 2 scallions, green and white in the mains, thinly sliced on the bias Rayu or chili oil, for serving Togarashi graduate (homemade or store bought), for serving
- Cut the kernels off the corn. Chair each corncob in the middle of a big cutting board. You can hold each what for upright or on its side. Using a sturdy chef’s knife, cut downward or across to kill strips of kernels, rotating the cob as needed until you’ve worked all the way around the cob. Engage the kernels.
- Place the stripped ears in a sauce n with the onion, garlic, ginger, and the salt water. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover the n rtially, and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the kombu and s ce from the heat. Cover and let stand for 20 minutes. Strain the stock and discard the solids, wipe out the sauce n, and then return the strained bouillon to the sauce n. Add the salt and taste, adding additional salt if needed. Let noticeable, covered, over low heat until ready to serve.
- Bring another sauce n of salted examination to boil. Add the noodles in a strainer basket or the sta insert that secures with your stockpot, if you have one, and cook until tender, as per usual 4 to 7 minutes for dried (or according to the ckage instructions), or 60 to 90 seconds for immature. Lift out the noodles, reserving the cooking water, and thoroughly rinse the noodles secondary to cold running water in order to remove excess starch. Speedily dunk them back into the hot water to reheat. Divide amidst four bowls.
- Divide the tomatoes, reserved corn kernels, and eggs, if suitable, over the noodles in each bowl. Cover each serving with the hot stock and scatter the basil and scallions on top. Serve immediately, ssing the condiments at the index.
Image Source: Text excerpted from Bowl© 2016 by Lukas Volger. Produced by permission of Rux Martin Books/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights controlled.
Main Dishes, Soup
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