Thursday, January 21, 2010

Spicy Corn and Beef Ramen, Plus a Giveaway

First, the ramen. You may have noticed a theme here, when I have a cold I eat spicy ramen. It's just how I get down. This one is pretty similar to the last one I made, although more pantry friendly since it doesn't use homemade stock. Well, it could and it would be awesome, but I didn't have any beef stock, so I just used broth. Real broth too, not the packet of "beef" seasoning that comes with the noodles. I just toss those, unless I'm feeling really lazy. Heh.

I didn't take any measurements so I'm not even going to try to list the ingredients. But I know it had a decent chunk of crystallized ginger and red pepper flakes. Lots of red pepper flakes. There's also some garlic in there, frozen corn, black pepper... I think that might be it other than the steak.

That was actually a chunk of leftovers from one of the rare dinners out me and my girlfriend had recently. It was teriyaki so it seemed appropriate. I just sliced it thin and semi-artfully arranged a few of the slices on top. Then I took pictures, dumped the rest in, mixed it up and ate it. Heh. One little tip, if you're doing something like this with cold, leftover meats, slice them thin and dump them into the ramen after you've taken it off the heat but it's still too hot to eat. This heats up the meat without cooking it much more and cools down the broth a bit, too. Good times.

Now, I had mentioned a giveaway. The good folks over at Deans Dips have offered to send one of my readers a couple of vouchers for free dip and another reader a couple vouchers and a dip tray. Maybe even in time for the Super Bowl, how do you like that? They sent me some, but I haven't had a chance to redeem them yet since my crappy local grocery store doesn't seem to carry it. They sound good though and I'll be writing a review when I manage to get some. So, want to try it? Hmm? Maybe get a dip tray? Well, just tell me what your favorite dip is and you're entered. Never had dip or just don't care for it but you just want a dip tray? Leave a comment and you're entered anyway, I'm easy going. I'm only going to run it until Sunday to increase the chances of everything arriving by the Super Bowl.

35 comments:

Meghan said...

This might sound like an ad, but I love Dean's French Onion Dip! Seriously, my mom would buy it for special occasions when I was a kid! :)

Hungry Dog said...

Ramen (or udon) is my favorite thing to eat when I have a cold--nothing is more soothing or satisfying. Yours looks great. feel better soon!

gracie-cat said...

Hey there - I've been reading your blog here for a minute but this might be the first time I've commented (so thanks for a giveaway to motivate my punkass).

My favorite dip might possibly be hummus, though I am generally a fan of pretty much anything that can be scooped with a cracker/tortilla chip/pita chip. Recently I invested in some tahini and made my first successful batch of homemade hummus and look forward to many more.

Also - since this is my first comment thought I'd go ahead & mention that your cats seem pretty frickin awesome. Yay kittehs!

Dawn said...

ohhhh dip for superbowl time. hey have you ever used corn relish? I put corn relish in my ramen. It's really good.

Lisa said...

I've never heard of Dean's Dip before. Weird...anyway, my favorite dip of this nature is French Onion for sure. It makes me want to get some chips at lunch and dig right in!

Annette M. said...

My favorite dip is French Onion. Your ramen looks good, now I want some. I think it may be dinner tonight, lol.

Ramona said...

I love the french onion dip, and the guacamole! Thanks for the recipe.

unconfidentialcook said...

I love the "spicy" and the "corn" additions to regular ramen. Yum. I always make my daughter ramen when she has a cold....

Joanne said...

Ugh I hate being sick. I'm sorry you're not feeling well!

I bet those spices cleared up your nasal passages pretty quickly, though. Mmmmm love crystallized ginger.

My favorite dip is the Trader Joe's three layer hummus. Especially the cilantro layer.

5 Star Foodie said...

I love the addition of corn in your ramen bowl, so yummy!

Mary said...

Boy, your noodles look good. I'm going to check my pantry and see what I can create. Have a great day!

Angie's Recipes said...

Sweet corns in ramen with beef slices atop looks just soothing and nutritious!
p.s. I didn't make my own raspberry vinegar, it was a X'mas present I got from my parents-in-law.

Jenn said...

Hey I had ramen last night, too. Though it wasn't in soup form. Looks good. Feel better soon. Sucks having a cold, but at least you get to have some delicious soup.

Karen said...

My favorite dip is guacamole! I haven't had Ramen in ages!

mag02920 said...

gotta love spinach artichoke dip!

Kimberly said...

French Onion Dip is my favorite by a long shot!

Goldie said...

Hope you feel better!!!

A Year on the Grill said...

great use to stretch those leftovers beyond just nibbling the next day...

And I am a crab dip fan... wish me luck!

The Duo Dishes said...

Cheesy spinach and artichoke!

noobcook said...

Yum I love ramen. It looks good with the sliced meat and corn. Get well soon!

Elra said...

What a yummy ramen noodle, especially if you add some delicious beef.

Donna-FFW said...

Your noodle soup looks delicious.. what a great throw together dish!!

My favorite dip would have to be my hubbys chili dip.

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TallieAnn said...

I love any kind of dip except chipped beef and cream cheese. Chipped beef is nasty.

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

Yum! I love a simple and delicious ramen meal.
I am Canadian so I don't know if we are included.. but my fave dip has to be homemade caramelized onion with lots of onions..!

Mini Baker said...

ramen is one of my guilty pleasures! i love your recipe!
my favorite dip is a of course: SEVEN LAYER BEAN DIP! Can't ever beat that!
-Mini

noble pig said...

My oldest son would love this.

Clumbsy Cookie said...

Man I would eat this even if I didn't have a cold!

Gwen said...

My favorite dip is a homemade artichoke dip. It is so naughty - full of cream cheese and mayo, you know, healthy stuff - but it is soooo yummy!

Cinnamon-Girl♥ said...

I like to make broth with lots of ginger and garlic when I'm sick - it makes me feel instantly better. Your Ramen looks great - very creative use of leftovers! One of my favorites is Chili Cheese dip.

tamilyn said...

I find that the dried ramen noodles are just so salty even when only using a little of the spice pack and were kind of chewy. Hmmmm.

Dean's Dips are great-we use them all the time. I like the guac when I don't have time and the avacado's are not ripe yet. They have a lot more flavor then some of the regular dips from the sour cream manufacturers.

Danielle said...

so sorry you're not feeling well :(. I really do need to play with some ramen some day.

Dip? loooove me some dip. I cant decide...ranch and french onion of my go-to...but I love dill and the veggie one got my attention. then there's the pretzel ones! honey and mustard? I bet that's yum!!

pigpigscorner said...

Love spicy ramen, when I'm lazy to cook I eat ramen! Looks great with the corn and beef!

My Little Space said...

Looks delicious! This reminded me those instant ramen from Korea. So yummy!

Velva said...

My kids love Dean's French Onion dip. Now, my favorite type of dip is a hot, gooey cheesy dip. :-)

Your ramen noodles look good. No doubt, your noodles have a kick to them with the chunk of crystallized ginger and red pepper flakes. A little heat on a cold day is good.

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