Soups on?

My friend Bridget, who happens to be an excellent chef, brought me a bottle of Trotters Gear that she made.  You ask, what is Trotters Gear?  Trotters Gear is a gelatinous mixture that can be used as an ingredient to intensify the flavors of anything.  Think of it as an chicken broth taken to another level.  Brilliant concept by the fabulous Fergus Henderson

I had not figured out what to do with my jar yet but Bridget passed on a recipe that she whipped together and I took her lead.  Basically an Asian soup with anything from the refrigerator.  It was quite good but next time I will try using dry pasta instead of ramen.

2 quarts of water

1/2 cup of white miso paste

1/3 cup Trotters Gear

1/4 cup snow peas

1/4 cup snap peas

1/4 cup bean sprouts

8 ounces steak pre-cooked and sliced

1 sheet of dried seaweed

2 scallions thinly sliced

1/2 cup frozen corn

2 T. grated ginger

chili oil and kosher salt

In a large pot mix together the water, miso and Trotters Gear and bring to a boil, then simmer for about 10 minutes.  Strain and put it back in the pot.  Toss in the ginger and stir.  Salt for taste.

In another pot make the ramen noodles (I did not use the seasoning and next time I will use angel hair pasta or linguini) and then strain. 

Slice all the rest and put in a large bowl.  Pour in the warm broth over the top and serve.  Pretty damn easy and a nice change of pace.  Also, you can toss any thing in this.  Bridget used a sliced hard boiled egg too.