Slow Cooker Ramen
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These recipe a delicious way to help combat a cold or flu with Bigelow Tea.
Recipe created by Posh Journal

15 minute prep time 4 hours cook time

Ingredients

For Broth
  • 1½ pounds pork butt/shoulder
  • 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 2 inches fresh ginger, sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt/pepper
  • 1 liter water
  • 1 Bigelow Green Tea tea bag
  • 5 tablespoons white miso paste (may add more)
  • ½ tablespoon white pepper
  • 1 cup Fresh Seaweed
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • ¼ cup bonito flakes
For ramen and garnish
  • Dry Instant Ramen, (removed the seasoning)
  • Green onion, thinly sliced
  • Boiled eggs, halved
  • Dry seaweed flakes
  • Fish cakes
  • Bamboo shoots (very strong taste, you may skip this)
  • Fresh Red chilies, sliced if you love heat
For Roasted Pork Bellies
  • 1 lb Pork bellies, skin scored
  • 1 tablespoon Fennel seeds
  • ½ teaspoon Peppercorns
  • 1 Garlic Cloves
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil

Instructions

Season pork with salt/pepper then heat oil in a medium pan, add pork and cook until browned for about 3 minutes.
 
Add yellow onion to the pan without stirring, cook for about 3 minutes.
 
Add garlic, ginger, water and bigelow tea, let simmer for 1-2 minutes, remove the tea bag then transfer to crock pot/slow cooker.
 
Add 4 tablespoon white miso paste, white pepper, fresh seaweed, mirin, bonito flakes then cook in high heat for 4 hours or cook on low for 7 to 8 hours, until the pork is extremely tender and falling apart.
 
Meanwhile, prepare the toppings while the broth is cooking. Toast the fennel seeds and peppercorns in a frying pan for 2 minutes then pound them together in a pestle and mortar with some salt. Mix with olive oil and rub all over the pork. 
Sit on a wire rack in a roasting rack and roast for 1 hour at 350F.
 
Follow the direction on the packaging to cook the dry ramen.
 
To serve : place noodle in a ramen bowl then pour in soup, add boiled egg. Garnish with green onion, bamboo shots, seaweed, sliced red chilies and pork bellies.
May we suggest Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea to pair with this recipe?
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