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Top Ramen for Spicy Gourmet Asian Noodles


Spicy Gourmet Top Ramen with Prosciutto

This will surprise you with Asian meets Italian mouthwatering goodness. The recipe itself arose out of necessity as we were spending way too much on food each month.  One way we challenged ourselves was to have one top ramen night a week but we would try different recipes out that were out there.  Perhaps, instituting a Top Ramen night in your house could help you save some $ for your wedding. This recipe came about because it was the ingredients that we had on hand. It has an amazingly full gourmet flavor with the sesame and chili oils mixed in there. One note though, if you use the prosciutto we definitely recommend using a low sodium soy sauce, as the prosciutto will add more than enough saltiness to the dish. For those that prefer a less intense flavor we recommend reducing the prosciutto or using capicola instead.
2 clove(s) garlic clove, sliced
1.5 tbs Sesame oil
3 dashes chili oil
1 pinch red pepper flakes
2 strips prosciutto, thinly sliced
2 Stalks green onion, sliced
1 package Chicken Top Ramen
1 whole egg
2 cups water
2 tbs soy sauce, reduced-sodium
1 In a small pot add the water and bring to a boil.
2 While waiting for the water to boil, in a skillet, add the sesame and chili oils. When the oils are hot, add the garlic, prosciutto and red pepper flakes. Sauté on medium heat in the pan for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
3 When the pot of water is boiling, add the ramen and boil for two minutes, stirring occasionally (Do NOT add the flavor packet at this time).
4 After boiling the Top Ramen noodles for 2 minutes turn off the heat, add the egg. If you like chucks of egg then do not stir right away. If you prefer the egg to add substance to the broth then stir the noodles as you add the egg.
5 Once the egg has been incorporated, add HALF the flavor packet from the Top Ramen package, soy sauce, and the contents of the garlic and prosciutto pan to the top ramen and stir.
6 Stir the contents of the pot and let sit for a minute, then add the green onions.
7 Wait 5 minutes to allow the soup to cool down and serve.
Servings: 1

Yield: 1 large bowl

Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 3 minutes

Inactive Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 18 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Entire recipe (25.8 ounces).

Percent daily values based on the Reference Daily Intake (RDI) for a 2000 calorie diet.

Nutrition information calculated from recipe ingredients.

Amount Per Serving
Calories 606.6
Calories From Fat (51%) 306.91
% Daily Value
Total Fat 34.08g 52%
Saturated Fat 10.85g 54%
Cholesterol 251.2mg 84%
Sodium 4252.12mg 177%
Potassium 536.08mg 15%
Total Carbohydrates 44.7g 15%
Fiber 1.23g 5%
Sugar 1.79g  
Protein 30.44g 61%
MyPoints 14.73  
Recipe Type: Asian, Comfort Food, Soup, Spicy

I recommend only 2 minutes to boil noodles rather than the 3 suggested on the instructions. This will give you a firmer, less mushy noodle in the bowl.

If you prefer softer onions then sauté with the garlic and prosciutto.

Do not add salt, until you have tried the recipe first!

Capicola can be substituted for a spicier and slightly less salty option from the prosciutto.


Surprisingly big flavor for a tiny cost. – Chris 1/5/2010


Author: Chris Henry

Copyright: (c) 2010 Chris Henry. All rights reserved

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One Response to “Recipe: Top Ramen (yes, you heard right) Night”

  1. whats4lunch says:

    Interesting, I’ve added pan crisped prosciutto to my ramen on a whim. I was in the enviable position of having an excess of prosciutto.

    Nice post.

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