7-Pot Chocolate Pepper Ramen

Ingredients:

  • 1 package 7-pot Chocolate Pepper Ramen Noodles
  • 1 large Onion, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 8 Garlic Cloves, chopped
  • 3-inch piece of fresh Ginger, sliced
  • 2 Cinnamon Sticks
  • 2 Star Anise pods
  • 4 Cloves
  • 8 cups Vegetable Broth
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil
  • 3 tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 8 oz. Shiitake Mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • Bean Sprouts, Lime Wedges, or Fresh Mint, for Garnish

Directions:

  1. In a large pot, sauté the first six ingredients in Olive Oil until slightly browned.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  3. Boil Ramen Noodles in water for 4-6 minutes until just al dente.
  4. Add to broth and simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  5. Garnish with Bean Sprouts, Lime Wedges, or sprigs of Fresh Mint, then serve.

Cricket Radiatore with Pico de Gallo

Ingredients:

  • 1 package Cricket Radiatore
  • 4 small, ripe Tomatoes, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 small white Onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp. Lime Juice
  • Salt to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine Tomatoes, Onions, Cilantro, Jalapeños, Lime Juice, and Salt to make pico de gallo. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
  2. After pico de gallo has chilled, cook Cricket Radiatore, al dente, for 6-8 minutes.
  3. Warm pico de gallo and serve over drained pasta.