Saturday, May 11, 2013

Andrew Zimmern's Ramen Noodles from People Magazine

I love magazines and have since I was a kid. Growing up the only magazine we got regularly was the TV Guide. When I was in junior high my sister got a job as a cashier in the local pharmacy and I would spend evenings there at a small card table reading all of the magazines in the store. I vowed that when I grew up and could afford it I would subscribe to every magazine I wanted. Well, one of the guilty pleasures from those days persists and I read People magazine every week. I was excited when they started including recipes and so far all that I have made turned out great. This recipe for Ramen Noodles is super easy and delicious, and guess what, Tom even ate it because I substituted beef broth for the chicken broth.


For this tasty soup you will need carrots, green onion, broth, soy sauce, ramen noodles (toss that nasty flavor packet), sesame oil, sriracha, ketchup, sugar, lime and an egg.

lime and egg
Juice your lime and whip up your egg.

Chop your green onion.

Get your water on to boil.

Measure out your broth.

Mix together soy sauce, ketchup, sriracha, sugar and sesame oil.

noodles in
When your water is boiling drop in your ramen. I break mine up just so it is a bit easier to eat.

noodles out
Ramen noodles only need to cook for a couple of minutes. Get them out and drain them and set them aside.

Put the broth into the pan.

sauce in
When the broth is boiling, reduce the heat to medium and stir in the soy sauce mixture.

carrots in
Add the carrots and cook for one minute.

egg in
Slowly stir in the egg.

noodles in
Add the noodles back in and let those cook for about a minute.

onion and lime in
Get the pan off the burner and add in the lime and green onion and you are ready to eat.

Andrew Zimmern's Ramen Noodles from People Magazine
This was so good, and spicy! Tom liked it too but said it wasn't hot at all. Apparently I am still a wuss when it comes to hot food. Tom also added a handful of peanuts because he wanted a little crunch in his soup. He said it was a great addition.

I hope you all are having a great weekend!


  1. We must be working on the same ave length. I bought a 6-pack of Ramen noodles because I saw a chef use the noodles in a creative way. This would be a great way to enjoy the ramen noodles.

    I love Cooking Magazines and subscribe to more than I can keep up with in a month. I totally get enjoying magazines.


  2. I also love magazines! If ever I need gift ideas, I look in a magazine, or I give a magazine subscription. This christmas I gave my dad a Time Magazine subscription, and he loved it.
    This looks fantastic, I only ate ramen once, but it was great.

  3. Best noodles ever my friend, so warm and delicious :D

    Choc Chip Uru

  4. Nice and easy and good, I'm sure! It sounds like a great way to make the noodles. I love magazines too and subscribe to so many that there's always a big pile to read. And I'm getting ready to dive into Real Simple shortly! Have a great Sunday!

  5. Sounds like a perfect weeknight meal, thanks for sharing!

  6. Sounds great! I love the nasty sauce packets though and am always sad that "souped up" ramen noodle recipes always tell you to throw it out. *sniff sniff* But the sauce with this one sounds dreamy, I suppose I could do it. ;)

  7. I love that you are a magazine whore like me - that's why I like you!

    That soup is right up my alley - you know I can handle the spice! It was so funny because right when I was showing your dogs to my daughter on Instagram, you left a comment on a blog at the same time! :D

  8. This soup is something I know I would enjoy. I don't think the hubs would even try it, Tom sounds like he tries much more than John...ha! I would love the spice in this. I love magazines too but, I had to let my subscriptions!

  9. I love the noodle dish and I really like the addition of the peanuts. I do that often too.

  10. I love magazines too (in fact, I worked for a few!) and I love ramen as well. Spicy ramen, please! :)

  11. Looks like a great dish. I always like that it is spicy. I love looking at magazines too.

  12. I love doctored up ramen noodles! It's like a good reminder of college but also a reminder of how far we've come! I'm definitely making this! :)

  13. This is gourmet Ramen noodles. I am glad that Tom joined you too. I bet it was delicious. Blessings dearest. Catherine xo

  14. I had no idea that people now included recipes! Maybe now I can justify buying it. :P That ramen looks super tasty.

  15. I tried this, too, and loved it. Although I'm a lot better than I used to be, I still go light on the heat.

    I also love magazines but don't subscribe to any and occasionally buy single copies. Most things can be found for free online. I do buy Real Simple now and then because of the "10 Ideas for:..." column. I love that feature.