Paleo-Friendly Meals: Shrimp Ramen

Ah, soup. So quick and easy. And who doesn’t love a warm tummy as we transition from winter to spring? This Paleo-Friendly Shrimp Ramen puts those orange-packaged instant noodles we love to shame. Read on for the recipe! 
DSCF1427I won’t lie – this might stink up your house just a tad, but it will be totally worth it! 
DSCF1401First, gather your ingredients: shrimp, chicken stock, fish sauce, fresh ginger (that dried ginger is nasty and tastes nothing like the real thing), fresh garlic, shirataki noodles, shiitake mushrooms, green onions, cilantro, eggs, S & P, lime wedges, and sriracha (if you’re feeling dangerous).
DSCF1357Start by preparing the shrimp. I always use fresh shrimp because the frozen ones never quite cook the same way. They always get rubbery and shriveled no matter how little you cook them. DSCF1358After rinsing off the gunk and yuck, peel and devein the shrimp. This is slightly time-consuming, but wouldn’t you rather eat shrimp without their digestive track?
DSCF1361 Rinse the shrimp again, to you know – get rid of any additional traces of ickiness. DSCF1359Also, save those shells! They make a lovely shrimp stock and I will show you how to make it next week!DSCF1402 Peel the fresh ginger and rinse off any dirt. It’s so important to use fresh ginger instead of dried because there is a huge taste difference. To me, ground ginger tastes horrifying and pungent and will definitely ruin anything it comes into contact with. Just me? Fine. But if you don’t have a particular predilection for either, just go with the fresh. You’ll thank me later.DSCF1409 Grate the ginger.
DSCF1412 Open up the shirataki noodles and give them a good rinse. For some reason, these stink horribly when you first open them. If you don’t bathe them well enough, they will keep a strange stinky taste even after cooking. DSCF1413 Add the ginger, fish sauce, and garlic to the chicken stock and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add the shirataki noodles and cook for 4-5 minutes. DSCF1414Clean and slice the shiitake mushroom.
DSCF1418 Add mushrooms, eggs, and shrimp to the pot and cook for 3-4 minutes more. If you want the soup to be more egg drop soup-y, create a cyclone with a spoon and drop the eggs in little by little as the soup swirls. You don’t have to do this, but why wouldn’t you want to make a ramen-y whirl pool? DSCF1427Serve with cilantro, green onions, and lime wedges. Add some sriracha if you think you can handle it. 😉 Enjoy!

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Paleo-Friendly Meals: Shrimp Ramen

Total Time: 25 minutes

Number of servings: 4

Per Serving 752 calories

Fat 14 g

Carbs 108 g

Protein 47 g



  • 1 pound shrimp, deveined and shelled
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1-2 packages shirataki noodles, depending on how noodle-y you want it 🙂
  • 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, cleaned and sliced
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped
  • 2 large eggs, whisked
  • Lime wedges for garnish
  • S & P
  • Sriracha (optional)


  1. Prepare your shrimp. Peel and devein shrimp. Set aside.
  2. Place chicken stock in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the grated ginger, fish sauce, and garlic. Bring to a boil. Rinse off the shirataki noodles well - or they will taste gross - and add to the broth. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add mushrooms and eggs to the pot and boil for 4-5 minutes more. To make the soup more egg drop-ish, swirl the liquid with a spoon and drop the eggs in little by little.
  4. Add the shrimp and let cook for 3-4 minutes more, or until shrimp are pink. S & P to taste.
  5. Serve topped with green onion, cilantro, and lime wedges. Top it off with some sriracha, if you're feeling dangerous.
  6. Enjoy!

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