Growing up I remember loving when I’d get to eat a bowl of those yummy, inexpensive packaged ramen noodles. I loved how easy it could be to get a hot, satisfying snack with virtually zero effort, but now as an adult I know I’m better off enjoying those flavours with some veggies thrown into the mix. Rather than using the flavour packet to make a soup broth, this salad uses it to season the dressing, thus transforming a simple bowl of shredded cabbage into a fresh and tasty ramen-inspired salad. Shelled edamame, sautéed shrimp and shitake mushrooms add protein, flavour, and texture to the dish, while the crumbled noodled garnish adds an amazing crunch. Be sure to always shred and dress the cabbage with some of the dressing the day before so that it can all marinate, soften and infuse. Add the shrimp, shitake and crumbled noodles just before serving.