Homemade Fish Ramen Chili

I love chili. Each morning I awake thinking of chili, at night my dreams are bowl brimming with chili, and each moment in between is asimmer with chili-laden thoughts. Sadly, after 269 consecutive days of chili I am beginning to sense that my love is unrequited.  When chili and I are together, I savor each moment in an effort to make it last.  Chili, for its part, does its best to unapologetically take its leave of me- with disquieting quickness. Maybe some Homemade Fish and Chili Ramen will soothe the churning alimentary dystopia once known my stomach.


1/3 lb thin rice stick noodles

1 lb cod, diced

1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with cilantro and lime

1 C water

1 pack beef flavored seasoning (taken from ramen noodles. This is only the seasoning, not the noodles)

1 T chili powder

½ t garlic powder

¼ t red pepper flakes

1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced



  1. Boil a medium-sized pot of water.
  2. Turn off heat and add noodles.
  3. After 10 minutes, drain noodles and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to a pot and simmer for 30 minutes.
  5. Add noodles and serve.
Homemade Fish Ramen Chili

Homemade Fish Ramen Chili

Tasting Notes:


Though my “Ramen Epoch” officially ended right around the time Bob Dole’s presidential aspirations went up in flames, I still enjoy a bowl now and then.   There is nothing like ramen to reset the system.  This special ramen incantation was delicious.  All elements were present and well accounted for- ramen flavor, chili flavor, and fish flavor.  It was nice, real nice.  The ITP trumpeted a resounding approval—-

Chili Jr- “This has some spice, but it in the background.  Real good.”

Pre- “Yeah, it’s hot, but just the temperature, not the other two kinds of hot.”

Chili Jr. “Yeah, this is brilliant.  Actually.”

Chili365 “Brilliant?  Maybe.  I just hope it sticks around for awhile.”

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