The sun is shining again around here and even though it is really warm, I’m craving soup. Not just any kind of soup, but ramen and vegan, please! Not possible- this combination of words doesn’t exist in my vocabulary 😉 The most important thing about ramen is the vegetable stock. Today I’m going to show you how to use your food scraps to make an easy and delicious veggie stock from scratch!
For 2 portions you need:
- 1 leek
- 3 carrots
- 6-10 shiitake mushrooms
- 2 portions vegan ramen
- 1/4 celery root
- 1 onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ginger to taste
- salt, peppercorns
- oil and sesame oil for frying
First you prepare the leek and peel two of the carrots. You can use everything that you cut away for the veggie stock. To prepare it, you have to cut the onion in eighths and crush the garlic with your knive. Don’t peel them as their peels hold a lot of taste. Wash the celery root and the remaining carrot and chop them roughly. Next you heat some oil in a big pot and fry the veggies and peels. Then you put in the pepper corns and a piece of ginger and roast them till fragrant. Pour in water until the vegetables are fully covered. Then bring it to a boil, season with salt and let the veggie stock simmer for a minimum of 30 minutes with the lid put on the pot.
In the meantime you can prepare your soup ingredients. Therefore you cut the leek in half and finely slice it. Then you blanch it in some boiling salted water and put it in the oven to keep it warm. Next you cut the carrots into thin strips, blanch them and keep them warm as well. Now you fry the shiitake mushrooms with some oil and add them to the oven. Then prepare the ramen noodles according to the package instructions and finely slice the tempeh. Fry it with some sesame oil on high heat until golden brown and crispy.
Now you strain the veggie stock, season to taste and bring it to a boil again. Take to bowls and nicely arrange the blanched vegetables, ramen noodles and your fried tempeh. Pour the boiling veggie stock over it and you’re ready to eat. Of course, you can choose any vegetables you like, but the most important thing is definitely a good homemade veggie stock.