Fresh ramen noodles and plump, jumbo shrimp, basking in heady Thai flavours, where golden broth and coconut milk are in cahoots with red curry paste and a handful of tangy, sweet, bold, goodness.  Slurp.  Slurp.



10.  Your Thai cravings will be instantly soothed, baby, soothed.

 9.  Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter, Thai Coconut Ramen rocks every season.

 8.  It's delicious with Shrimp, or Chicken, or Beef, or just Veggies.

 7.  You get to put the lime in the coconut, drink 'em bot' up.

 6.  Your friends and family will appreciate you just a teensy bit more.

 5.  It's pretty darn quick and easy to make.

 4.  It's creamy and rich, with a fiery little kick.

 3.  It's loaded with fresh, tender, chewy, buxom, ramen noodles.

 2.  It delivers effortless flavour complexity.  Every time.

 1.  It tastes like more.  Every time.  Slurp.  Slurp.

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Adapted from Heather Likes Food blog and Aberdeen's Kitchen,
for The Last Wonton.  Thanks oodles, ladies!

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THAI COCONUT RAMEN with Shrimp ~ 4 servings

About 12 ounces fresh ramen noodles, cooked just al dente, drained, rinsed with cold water
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 sweet onion, sliced thin
1-inch fresh ginger, peeled, minced
1 generous tablespoon red curry paste
1 13-15 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk
Generous 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
Zest and juice of 1 lime
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon sambal or garlic chile sauce
Scant teaspoon sea salt
2 cups homemade chicken broth, or quality bone broth
About 1 pound jumbo shrimp (I used 13/15 count here) peeled and deveined

Melt butter in a large pot, over med-high heat, add onions.  Stir and saute until onions get golden brown edges, and smell deliciously nutty.  Throw in ginger.  Stir, and cook another minute or so, until fragrant. 

Add red curry paste, stirring, for just 1 minute.  Add coconut milk, cilantro, lime juice and zest, brown sugar, sambal, salt and chicken broth.  Stir to evenly combine.  Bring to a gentle boil, reduce heat, simmer 8-10 minutes. 

Add shrimp, stir.  Let simmer gently just until shrimp are just about cooked.  Add ramen, stirring to evenly combine.  Simmer until shrimp are cooked and ramen is heated through.  Serve with a song and a smile.  Oh yes, and spoons and chopsticks. 



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