Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
I love shrimp flavored ramen and just shrimp period. I was looking for something quick so of course I reached for the ramen but then realized I had a few pieces of shrimp left in a bag from a dinner the night before. So I decided to try and make a "shrimp pasta" and it turned out so good! Note: when I made this I just added the seasoning to my taste so im going to try my best to put it in measurements.
- 1 (3 ounce) package shrimp flavor ramen noodle soup (I use Marauchan Ramen brand)
- 6 large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1⁄4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon tony cachere's creole seasoning (or any creole seasoning you have on hand)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot sauce (I use Texas Pete)
- Break noodles in half inside of packet.
- Make noodles as directed on package.
- While noodles are preparing, heat a small pan over medium heat.
- Add butter and shrimp.
- Season with garlic powder, creole seasoning,and black pepper.
- Cook shrimp for about 4 mins (until pink).
- When noodles are done drain them leaving about 1/4 cup of the water and place in a bowl.
- Add seasoning packet, shrimp out of the pan, and hot sauce (I sometimes add a couple of pinches of the creole seasoning again to the noodle mix).
- Mix together and enjoy =].
I've made this a bunch of times, since I had quite a bit of genuine Tony Chachere's creole seasoning to use up. I also had genuine Texas Pete hot sauce too. But my noodles were "Top Ramen" (Nissin) brand, not Maruchan. This is pretty tasty stuff, but since I usually find the seasoning packet alone to be a little too spicy (meaning seasoned, not hot), this was even more so. I might suggest cutting down on the spices here - I know it's suggested that these are approximations anyway. At first I used 20-to-30 count shrimp, but they were already cooked (pink), so I then switched to larger 16-to-20 count uncooked shrimp, for more shrimp goodness. I also drained various amounts of water from the soup; I think I prefer leaving more than the 1/4 cup mentioned in the recipe. But it also occurs to me that this might be good after having been totally drained. I also think that multiplying this recipe might make a nice family-size dish. All in all, this is a quick and easy and tasty recipe; shame I never thought of anything like this when I began eating shrimp-flavored ramen decades ago!
OH my gosh!!!! This makes AMAZING shrimp!!!! I used the shrimp flavorings for my shrimp stir fry and it is wonderful!! I'm looking forward to using it as you wrote with ramen noodles! Thanks for a perfect recipe!!