Grilled Pork Ramen with Bok Choy

Making a real bowl of ramen at home is super easy and a great way to use up what you have on hand. One of the most wonderful things about ramen is that you can put together all sorts of different veggies and meats to create a delicious bowl – so you can really clean out that veggie drawer in the fridge! This go around I decided that I wanted to use up so pork chops so I made Grilled Pork Ramen with Bok Choy.

Grilled Pork Ramen with Bok Choy

One thing I want to make clear – this is not the 25cent ramen with the little “flavor” packet that takes 3 minutes to make. While you could use those ramen bricks to make this (please decrease the cooking time if you do!), I prefer to use Rice Ramen bricks. You can usually find them in the Asian food section of your grocery store. I prefer the Lotus Foods version.

Grilled Pork Ramen with Bok Choy

The “ramen egg” is another key component of this dish. You want the white to be fully cooked but the yolk to be runny so that you get the richness. That’s why the cooking technique is so precise. You want the water at a full rolling boil when you put the eggs in. And you want the ice bath ready to take the cooked eggs out right at 7 minutes so that you can stop the cooking process. This will keep the yolk from overcooking.

Now Let’s Get Cookin’!

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Grilled Pork Ramen with Bok Choy

A delicious bowl of homemade ramen full of flavor and veggies.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Asian
Keyword egg, pork, pork chops, ramen, soup, soup recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 6 Eggs
  • 8 Rice Ramen Bricks I use Lotus Foods
  • 1 cup Scallions chopped
  • 2 tbsp Sesame Seeds for garnish

For the Pork

  • 8-10 Pork Chops boneless, about ½-in thick
  • 1 tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Coarse Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Parsley

For the Broth

  • 1 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • 3 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp Fresh Ginger gratedc
  • 2 qt Chicken Broth
  • 1 qt Water
  • 1 cup Coco Aminos
  • ¼ cup Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 cup Carrots matchsticks
  • 1 15oz can Sweet Corn drained
  • 2 cups Bok Choy ends trimmed

Instructions

  • Prepare all of the ingredients. Start water boiling for eggs. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high.
  • In a large pot over medium high heat, add oil, garlic and ginger. Let cook for 3-4 minutes. Add chicken broth, water, coco aminos, fish sauce, rice vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium. Add carrots and corn.
  • Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with ginger, salt, pepper and parsley. Once grill/grill pan is heated cook pork for 6-8 minutes on each side.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, create an ice bath (half full with ice then top with cold water). Once water is boiling in pan, carefully add the eggs. Cook for 7 minutes, exactly. Remove to water bath and let site until ready to create bowls.
  • Add ramen bricks to large pot and cook for 8 minutes. Use tongs to help break up the bricks as they cook. Once the noodles are cooked and completely broken up, add bok choy, place lid on pot and turn off the heat.
  • Remove eggs from ice bath and peels. Carefully cut in half, lengthwise.
  • To build a ramen bowl, use tongs to get a portion of ramen and bok choy out of the large pot, then ladle the broth over top so that the ramen just floats. Place 1-2 pork chops on the side of the bowl, place one egg next to it. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.

Estelle Forrest self-published this cookbook after a lot of playing around in the kitchen. You can purchase your own copy here:

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Published by Estelle Forrest

I am a lot of things – wife, mother, daughter, sister, niece, friend, business owner, volunteer, and a home chef. I have lived in the Pacific Northwest for most of my adult life and plan to stay forever – while traveling a lot. I am currently running a General Contracting business with my husband out of our home. Between us we have 6 kids in our blended family, 4 of which live with us full-time. We are a highly active family during the week – sports, bands, dance classes – as well as on the weekend – camping, hiking, car shows, and concerts. We like to go go go, but when it comes to dinnertime, we mostly like to dine-in! I love to create things with my hands and have probably tried almost every craft out there at least once or twice. Cooking is a huge part of my life. No matter what anyone says – you can taste the difference in the food if it was made with love. Some of the simplest meals can be elevated so much when they are cooked with care. Pouring love into the meals I create brings a feeling of fulfillment and satisfaction, not only to me, but to the people I care about.

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