Soy-Miso Pork Belly & Kimchi Ramen with Soft-Boiled Eggs & Furikake
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Soy-Miso Pork Belly & Kimchi Ramen

with Soft-Boiled Eggs & Furikake

55 MIN
+$6.99/serving 2 Servings
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INGREDIENT IN FOCUS
A classic Japanese ramen topping, pork belly is an incredibly rich, delicious cut of meat (used to make bacon), whose high fat content allows the meat to turn perfectly tender and flavorful as it cooks and the fat renders. Here, we're coating it with a spicy-sweet glaze after roasting, then serving it over our savory broth and noodles.
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ingredients
Soy-Miso Pork Belly & Kimchi Ramen with Soft-Boiled Eggs & Furikake
Title
  • 8 oz No Added Hormones Cooked Pork Belly
  • 2 Pasture-Raised Eggs
  • ½ lb Ramen Noodles
  • 1 cup Chicken Bone Broth
  • ⅓ cup Kimchi
  • 2 tsps Gochujang
  • 1 Tbsp Sweet White Miso Paste
  • 2 Tbsps Soy Glaze
  • 6 oz Asparagus
  • 2 Scallions
  • 3 Tbsps East Asian-Style Sautéed Aromatics
  • 3 Tbsps Soy-Miso Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1 tsp Furikake
time-saving
tips & techniques
Cook the eggs
1 Cook the eggs

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 400°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, carefully add the eggs and cook 7 minutes for soft-boiled, or until your desired degree of doneness. Leaving the pot of water boiling, using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the eggs to a strainer and rinse under cold water 30 seconds to 1 minute to stop the cooking process. When cool enough to handle, carefully peel the cooked eggs. Halve lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper.

Slice the pork belly
2 Slice the pork belly

Meanwhile, pat the pork belly dry with paper towels. Place on a cutting board with the fat cap facing up; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces.

Roast the pork belly
3 Roast the pork belly

Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the sliced pork belly on the foil; arrange in an even layer. Roast 18 to 21 minutes, or until crisp around the edges and heated through.* Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. 

*The USDA recommends reheating cooked pork to 140°F.

Prepare the remaining ingredients
4 Prepare the remaining ingredients

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends of the asparagus, then thinly slice on an angle (keeping the pointed tips intact). Roughly chop the kimchi. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. To make the broth, in a bowl, whisk together the miso paste, soy glaze, bone broth, 3/4 cup of water, and as much of the gochujang as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. To make the glaze, in a separate, medium bowl, combine the soy-miso sauce and as much of the sambal oelek as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

Cook the noodles
5 Cook the noodles

Add the noodles to the same pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Transfer to two serving bowls. Wipe out the pot.

Make the broth & serve your dish
6 Make the broth & serve your dish

In the same pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions, sautéed aromatics (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), and chopped kimchi; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the broth (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly reduced in volume. Add the sliced asparagus. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until bright green and slightly tender. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Carefully divide the finished broth between the two bowls of cooked noodles. To the bowl of glaze, add the roasted pork belly; toss to coat. Serve each bowl of finished broth and noodles topped with the glazed pork belly and seasoned eggs. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and furikake. Enjoy!  

Tips from Home Chefs

Cook the eggs
1 Cook the eggs

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 400°F. Fill a medium pot 3/4 of the way up with salted water; cover and heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, carefully add the eggs and cook 7 minutes for soft-boiled, or until your desired degree of doneness. Leaving the pot of water boiling, using a slotted spoon or tongs, transfer the eggs to a strainer and rinse under cold water 30 seconds to 1 minute to stop the cooking process. When cool enough to handle, carefully peel the cooked eggs. Halve lengthwise. Season with salt and pepper.

2 Slice the pork belly

Meanwhile, pat the pork belly dry with paper towels. Place on a cutting board with the fat cap facing up; cut crosswise into 1/2-inch-thick pieces.

Slice the pork belly
Roast the pork belly
3 Roast the pork belly

Line a sheet pan with foil. Place the sliced pork belly on the foil; arrange in an even layer. Roast 18 to 21 minutes, or until crisp around the edges and heated through.* Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate. 

*The USDA recommends reheating cooked pork to 140°F.

4 Prepare the remaining ingredients

Meanwhile, wash and dry the fresh produce. Snap off and discard the tough, woody stem ends of the asparagus, then thinly slice on an angle (keeping the pointed tips intact). Roughly chop the kimchi. Thinly slice the scallions, separating the white bottoms and hollow green tops. To make the broth, in a bowl, whisk together the miso paste, soy glaze, bone broth, 3/4 cup of water, and as much of the gochujang as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be. To make the glaze, in a separate, medium bowl, combine the soy-miso sauce and as much of the sambal oelek as you'd like, depending on how spicy you'd like the dish to be.

Prepare the remaining ingredients
Cook the noodles
5 Cook the noodles

Add the noodles to the same pot of boiling water, stirring gently to separate. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until tender. Turn off the heat. Drain thoroughly and rinse under warm water 30 seconds to 1 minute to prevent sticking. Transfer to two serving bowls. Wipe out the pot.

6 Make the broth & serve your dish

In the same pot, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced white bottoms of the scallions, sautéed aromatics (carefully, as the liquid may splatter), and chopped kimchi; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until slightly softened. Add the broth (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cook, stirring occasionally, 4 to 6 minutes, or until slightly reduced in volume. Add the sliced asparagus. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 5 minutes, or until bright green and slightly tender. Turn off the heat. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Carefully divide the finished broth between the two bowls of cooked noodles. To the bowl of glaze, add the roasted pork belly; toss to coat. Serve each bowl of finished broth and noodles topped with the glazed pork belly and seasoned eggs. Garnish with the sliced green tops of the scallions and furikake. Enjoy!  

Make the broth & serve your dish
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