Spicy Cajun Seafood Ramen: A Comforting Bowl of Savory Delight

Reasons to Love This Spicy Cajun Seafood Ramen Recipe

  • Quick and Easy: Whip up this delicious meal whenever the craving strikes.
  • Fancy Upgrade to Packaged Ramen: Ditch the sodium-filled seasoning packets and create your own mouthwatering sauce. Add succulent shrimp and lump crab for an impressive dish.
  • Beautiful Presentation: Impress your guests with these visually stunning ramen bowls that appear more time-intensive than they actually are.

Ingredients You’ll Need

You probably already have most of these ingredients in your kitchen!

  1. Broth: Choose between vegetable or chicken broth as the flavor base.
  2. Ramen Noodles: Use your favorite brand, but discard the seasoning pack.
  3. Eggs: Boiled to perfection.
  4. Corn: Sliced into small rounds.
  5. Shrimp: Opt for medium-sized shrimp and remember to peel and devein them.
  6. Crab meat: This ingredient is optional but highly recommended.
  7. Parsley: Add this garnish for both flavor and a pop of color.

Spicy Cajun Seafood Ramen Ingredients

Crafting the Cajun Butter Sauce

To elevate the flavors, we’ll prepare a flavorful Cajun butter sauce. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Onion: Mince it finely.
  • Smoked paprika
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Garlic powder
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Lemon juice
  • Garlic
  • Parsley: Chop it up for a final touch.
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Spicy Garlic Cajun Butter

Making the Spicy Cajun Seafood Ramen

Let’s get cooking! Follow these steps to create your scrumptious ramen:

Prepare the Broth & Boil the Eggs

  1. Start by simmering the broth in a large sauce pot. Meanwhile, bring water to a boil in a separate small saucepot to cook the eggs.
  2. Add corn to the boiling broth, cooking it for 5-7 minutes until it becomes soft and tender. Remove the corn from the broth and set it aside for later.
  3. Boil the eggs by placing them in the boiling water, turning off the heat, and covering the pot. Let them sit for 5-7 minutes.
  4. In the same broth, add the shrimp and boil until they turn pink and are fully cooked. Remove the shrimp from the broth, drain them, and set them aside for later.
  5. Finally, add the ramen noodles to the pot used for corn and shrimp. Boil them for three minutes, then drain and set aside.
  6. Peel the boiled eggs and slice them in half.

Make the Cajun Butter Sauce

  1. Melt butter in a small saucepan until it becomes bubbly. Add minced onion and garlic, stirring until they become soft and translucent.
  2. Pour in the seasoning mix, stirring it in. Let it boil for 30 seconds.
  3. Add lemon juice and stir. Pour in the remaining savory chicken broth and give it a final stir.
  4. Stir in fresh parsley and set the sauce aside.

Assemble the Seafood Ramen

  1. Place half of the ramen into the bottom of a small bowl. Add any extra broth used to cook the ramen if desired.
  2. Layer the cooked shrimp, corn, crab meat, and sliced boiled egg over the noodles.
  3. Pour or drizzle the Cajun butter sauce over the noodle bowl, adjusting the amount to your liking.
  4. Garnish with parsley.
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Variations to Explore

Feel free to personalize your ramen with these creative variations:

  • More Seafood: Experiment with other crustaceans like lobster, scallops, or crawfish.
  • Add Sausage: Elevate the Louisiana flavor by including sliced andouille sausage for a heartier spicy Cajun seafood ramen.
  • Fresh Veggies: Boost the nutritional value by thinly slicing napa cabbage, broccoli, or kale.

Seafood Ramen Top Down

Tips and Tricks

  • Don’t overcook the noodles. Keep a close eye on them as they are ready in just three minutes.
  • Leave the shrimp tail on for enhanced flavor and to protect the shrimp from overcooking. If you choose to remove the shells before cooking, save them for making seafood stock.
  • Add the boiled eggs directly to the broth and Cajun butter sauce to soak up that spicy, buttery, and lemony flavor.

Storing Leftovers

If you have any leftovers, here’s how to store them:

  • Keep the leftover seafood ramen broth (separate from the noodles) in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Ensure that the broth has cooled to room temperature before refrigerating it.
  • To freeze the broth, store it separately from the add-ons and toppings. Place the broth in a sealed container in the freezer for up to one month.
  • When you’re ready to enjoy it again, simply warm up the broth on the stove over medium-low heat and serve it with fresh ramen noodles.

Seafood Ramen with Garlic Butter Sauce

Can I Make Seafood Ramen in Advance?

While this recipe is best enjoyed on the day you prepare it due to the inclusion of seafood, there are some exceptions:

  • Boil your eggs ahead of time.
  • Any seafood (except shrimp) can be prepared before starting the recipe.
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Other Seafood Recipes You’ll Love

Don’t stop at seafood ramen! Explore these other mouthwatering seafood recipes:

  1. Seafood Jambalaya
  2. Crab Fried Rice
  3. Seafood Cornbread Dressing
  4. Cajun Shrimp Boil Packets in the Oven
  5. Pasta al Salmone (Salmon Pasta)

I Hope You Enjoy This Spicy Cajun Seafood Ramen Recipe!

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Cajun Seafood Ramen

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