submitted by Darren & Mia Criss
A very basic and quick protein to make in a pinch.
I also did a 6 minute hard boiled “jammy” egg 🙄 Which I marinate in coconut aminos to give it that brown (ramen-like color and flavor) peel and slice open and I add some hot sauce and sesame seeds to the egg, then place on top of soup bowl!
2 TBL oil
3 minced garlic cloves
2 inches of chopped fresh ginger or 1 TBL (I measure 2 inches of ginger off the stalk )
1 TBL Tomato paste
1 TBL wasabi
2 TBL fish sauce (I use Red Boat)
1-2 containers of Chicken or Beef Bone Broth (2 containers will serve 4 people)
Seasoning to taste
Umami Seasoning (I use the one from Trader Joes)
5 spice Chinese Blend
The types of seasoning and the amount should be catered to whatever you have in your cupboard or what you like
Salt & Pepper to taste
In a large pot, get 2 tablespoons of oil hot, Add 3 minced garlic cloves, 2 inches chopped fresh ginger
Wait til they brown, then add 1 TBSP of tomato paste, 1 tablespoon of wasabi & 2 TBSP fish sauce (I use red boat)
Stir and let flavors combine for 2 mins
Add 1 container of chicken or beef bone broth (you can add 2 containers if you want to serve more than 4 people or if you want leftovers. At this stage I also add any spices you like to make it a bit richer of a broth. I used umami seasoning from trader hoes and a five spice Chinese blend (but this part can be catered to whatever spices you got/like) salt & pepper to taste.
1lb (16oz package) Grass-fed beef or ground Turkey, ground chicken or whatever protein you like
2 chopped Scallions
1 handful chopped cilantro
1 TBL chopped ginger
Salt & pepper
Desired amount of Spinach
Desired amount of bean sprouts
Desired amount of zucchini noodles
I made with grass-fed beef but you can use whatever protein you like (ground turkey, ground chicken, whatev)
In a large bowl add ground meat, 2 chopped scallions, a handful of chopped cilantro leaves, 1 TBSP chopped ginger, one egg, salt, pepper and combine with your hands. After all mixed together, roll each ball through a flour of choice and shake off excess (I use tapioca flour to keep it grain free, could also use almond flour)
In a skillet, brown the meatballs on all sides, about 3 minutes per side, once the soup is boiling, add the meatballs to the kicka***** soup.
Let it cook the meatballs the rest of the way through, and add spinach, bean sprouts, and last: zucchini noodles (these don’t need long in there, maybe 2-3 minutes)
Optional - Add 6 minute hard boiled “jammy” egg (marinated in coconut aminos to give it that brown (ramen-like color and flavor) peel and slice open and add to top of soup bowl. Garnish the bowl with hot sauce and sesame seeds.
Then you serve!