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Fried Ramen (Japanese noodles) with Shrimp

Ramen is a very popular type of japanese noodles; these noodles were inspired to the japanese by the chinese a very long time ago. Today the closest thing to the original recipe that was shown to the japanese is called “Lamian”. Ramen are pulled wheat flour noodles; in Japan today there are litterally thousands of recipes to enjoy them…


Ingredients:

* 1 lb. ramen (Japanese noodles in the radius "exotic grocery" supermarkets)
* 1 teaspoon fish bouillon powder
* 2 carrots
* 2 small leeks
* 1 lb. frozen shelled shrimp
* 2 clove garlic
* 4 tablespoons peanut oil
* Salt, pepper,
* Tamari sauce (or soya sauce)
* sesame oil, to your taste ...

Preparations:

1) Leave the shrimp to thaw in a strainer while we perform the next few steps... Finely chop the leeks and carrots with a sharp knife for vegetables, cut them into strips which you will reslice again in very thin juliennes with a knife.

2) Peel and mince the garlic cloves, very finely.

3) Heat two tablespoons peanut oil in a frying pan or skillet, and when hot, put the carrots and leeks in, and stir constantly for just 2 minutes (we want them to stay crisp). Add the garlic and some fresh pepper then set aside separately in a dish.

4) Pour one cup water water in a pan, mix in the fish bouillon powder. Put the vegetables in, then add the shrimp.

5) Stir fry the noodles in two tablespoons peanut oil, for 1 or 2 minutes (they will come off each other and being to brown).

Pour the fish bouillon water in, a bit of salt, tamari sauce, sesame oil (careful with sesame oil: a few drops are usually enough, if you put too much its fragrant taste will overtake the whole recipe) and the vegetables.

Stir again 1 minute on high heat, and serve immediately...