Sunday, April 12, 2009

Foil Pouch Cooking - Ramen and Broccoli

I love noodles and veggies as a side with Asian flavored meats, or on their own as a vegetarian meal. At the supermarket today I picked up 2 packets of ramen noodles thinking I could do something with them. Jon remembered seeing Alton Brown cooking them in a foil packet. I looked online and found this recipe by Alton Brown for Ramen Shrimp Pouch. I used the idea for a noodle and broccoli side.

I served this side with these
Chinese-Barbecue Pork Chops.

  • 2 packets ramen noodles (no seasoning, only the noodles)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 14.5 oz vegetable broth
  • 4 tbsp mirin
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  • Layer ingredients in this order either on foil (for a foil packet) or in a small foil roasting pan - noodles, onions, green onions, garlic, broccoli
  • Pour liquid ingredients over the noodle mixture and tightly seal foil packet, or tightly cover foil pan with foil.
  • Place in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes.

That's it!! I think this is the cheapest side dish ever! And if you don't have all of the liquid ingredients, you could easily just use the broth and soy sauce. We both loved this, and I'm looking forward to trying other variations for a quick, easy, and cheap side.

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  1. Wow, thanks for sharing.

  2. yum! great asian inspired side dish.

  3. I made this last night with just the liquids, broccoli, garlic and ramen, and it was so easy, yet super yummy! Thanks for sharing.