Ramen Zoodles In Mushroom Broth (+ Harvested Coriander Seeds)

IMG_7149

Who doesn’t like ramen? The broth is everything. Ok, maybe the noodles too but for a healthier take, zoodles do the trick. A while back, I attempted to make an Asian noodle soup with spiralized zucchini and tofu (pictured below) but it was missing something. Perhaps the mushroom and other vegetables or I didn’t allow the broth time to really develop. This second round is fantastic enough to share with you!

IMG_3541

I prefer to chop everything I need first because then I can pay better attention to what’s happening on the stove especially if I’m working with garlic which can burn easily and turn bitter. A generous amount of mushrooms, shallots, garlic, and ginger infused the broth exactly how I wanted and the natural sweetness of the shredded carrot balanced out the spice. I shredded the carrots for two reasons: 1. Shredding releases more taste and cooks faster. 2. The only thing I wanted to bite into in this soup was the zoodles.

IMG_7153

When my cilantro plant bolted mid summer, I collected the coriander seeds and allowed them to dry. I’ve been waiting to see how I want to use these homegrown, fresh seeds! You can see the transition here:

IMG_7155

The semi-homemade broth would make an awesome base for other Asian soups too like pho.

IMG_7152

With a ladleful of hot broth poured over them, the zoodles “cook” quickly but remain al dente so to speak.

IMG_7150

Ramen Zoodles In Mushroom Broth

Charlotte Veggie

GF, GRF, DF, NF

Serves 4

 

Ingredients:

2 zucchini, spiralized (spiralizer here and here) – you can use store bought ramen, rice, or udon noodles instead

1/2 container of sliced mushrooms of choice, about 4-5 oz., further chopped down

3 shallots, diced

4-5 cloves garlic crushed or minced

1-2 tbsp minced fresh ginger

1/2 a carrot, shredded

4 cups vegetable broth

1 tsp ground coriander or 1 tbsp coriander seeds

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp coconut oil

1 tsp sesame oil

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Directions:

  1. Heat oil in a stock pot over medium heat.
  2. Add the coriander seeds, shallots, garlic, and the fresh ginger. Stir occasionally for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the mushrooms and shredded carrots and cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the broth, ground ginger, and soy sauce.
  5. Bring to a boil then cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, the longer the better. Salt and pepper to taste (I believe I did 1/2 tsp of each.)
  6. Ladle into individual bowls and top with zoodles. If you prefer a softer “noodle”, saute zoodles in 1 tsp coconut or olive oil for 1-2 minutes first.

Optional toppings: fresh cilantro or parsley, peanuts, scallions, hot sauce, hot pepper seeds, lime juice

For more about spiralizing, see this post as well as the spaghetti recipe and a salad recipe here.

IMG_7148

If you’re in the Charlotte area and want authentic ramen, try Futo Buta!

{ 0 comments… add one }

Leave a Comment

Recent Posts…

Low Labor Healthy Chocolate Cake For Every Occasion

Low Labor Healthy Chocolate Cake For Every Occasion

Happy Labor Day! No matter your role, profession, daily tasks, or accomplishments, today is a day that your diligence deserves reward! I have used this chocolate cake recipe many times but I really fell in love with it the last time. I had a couple of cousins in town unexpectedly one night after dinner and nothing [...]

{ 0 comments }
Back To School Breakfast: Doughnuts!

Back To School Breakfast: Doughnuts!

Thank you for the big warm response on the Back to School: Lunch Box Ideas! That got me thinking of the first obstacle of the day - breakfast! The kids are often not hungry right away, still half asleep, and parents are trying to get anything into them before they leave. The school day is long [...]

{ 4 comments }
Autumn Pasta: Delicata Squash With Butternut Sauce

Autumn Pasta: Delicata Squash With Butternut Sauce

I always say that last minute plans can end up being the best plans. Every now and then an out of town friend is passing through or you run into someone at the store or your neighbor walks down and you end up having the best time. The same can be true of meals. Those nights [...]

{ 0 comments }
  • Subscribe to Blog via Email

    Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

  • Charlotte Veggie