View Full Version : Miso Ramen With Smoked Porkbelly

12-13-2015, 09:38 PM
The wife has been on me to make her some Ramen for a while. Had some time this weekend finally, so here we go!

First, I got a 3 1/2 lb chunk of pork belly from the hispanic market. They usually pre slice it (They sell it in 1in thick slabs, flanken cut with ribs..), but I asked and they had some in back. Got what I always think of as the Tail End of the belly, where the ribs end and meat is a little more uneven...

As you can see... 3 little ribs left...

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Removed the skin and scored it deep..

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Mixed up a marinade of Mirin, Dark Soy, honey, onion, garlic, chili paste, crushed red pepper, and probably some other stuff. I don't remember.. I knew I shoulda wrote it down..

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IN the fridge for a nap overnight..

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I also smoked this chuckie.. Mostly for chili, but I let the edges get extra crispy for the dashi..

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I used Landarc's recipe for dashi which can be found HERE (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showpost.php?p=2506458&postcount=5)

Charred the green onions
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Put in some nice smoked edges of a chuckie, and some smokey home made bacon chunks...

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While that steeped I prepped the belly. Simple seasoning and onto the weber. It was pissing rain all day and I didn't want to get the shirley out..

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This is somewhere in the middle of the cook.. The coals under the belly are not lit.. I kept the temps way low..
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After 2 hours I started basting with a mix of garlic, bourbon, soy, red pepper and hoisin. Total cook time was around 6 - 7 hours at 225-250. The fat was like farkin' candy.

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Here are the little ribs!

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I prepped the finishing touches and started the water for noodles.
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I had bought some fresh alkaline noodles from a japanese grocery a couple weeks ago and froze them... They cooked up quick. I took about half the Dashi and put it in a new pot, then added yellow miso until it tasted right. Then I added the shiitake mushrooms and shut off the burner. Ladled it up and BOOM!

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This did not suck!

12-13-2015, 09:41 PM
Wow what a cook! Looks really good. Bookmarked :thumb:

12-13-2015, 09:46 PM
That's looking awesome Matt! Love ramen.

12-13-2015, 10:06 PM
Nice job!

12-13-2015, 10:19 PM
That cook is outta the frigging park!

12-13-2015, 10:30 PM
Big fan of noodles. Awesome

12-14-2015, 05:56 AM
man does that ever look good

12-14-2015, 05:59 AM
That looks better than much of the ramen I've had here on Oki! Day-um!

12-14-2015, 06:12 AM
That looks awesome Shaggy!

12-14-2015, 06:35 AM
Wow!! So many elements with great execution. Looks delicious!!

12-14-2015, 06:38 AM
Bang! Looks like it didn't suck from here either.

12-14-2015, 06:57 AM
Damn! Im headed to pt this morning and now my mouth is slobbering!

Smoke Dawg
12-21-2015, 10:09 AM
Now that is pig candy soup!

12-21-2015, 10:30 AM
That looks fantastic.

12-23-2015, 02:41 PM
looks awesome.

Have you guys ever seen "Mind of a Chef" on PBS (now on Netflix)... I watched the 1st 8 episodes or so... David Chang is a big ramen fan.... interesting tidbits on that show.

12-24-2015, 06:54 AM
This looks great. Saving it for later. I may have to try this one.

12-24-2015, 09:30 AM

12-24-2015, 11:17 AM
I love ramen. Looks delicious!!