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Soba Noodles with Maitake Mushrooms

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Soba Noodles with Maitake Mushrooms
This recipe for soba noodles with maitake mushrooms is a meeting of great taste with great medicine. Maitake mushrooms are amongst the most popular culinary mushrooms in Japanese cooking, and have a rich, earthy, almost meaty flavor. They also happen to be very powerful medicinal mushrooms, and are used in oriental medicine as mineral rich immune enhancers and cancer fighters. If you cannot source maitakes, use shiitake mushrooms instead

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 8-ounce package of mugwort or other soba noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped fine
  • 8 ounces fresh maitake or shiitake mushrooms, sliced thin
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped ginger root
  • 2 teaspoons tamari
  • Chopped scallions for garnish (optional

Preparation:

Prepare the soba noodles according to package directions. Drain and shock with cold water to stop cooking. Set aside.

Warm the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add shallot and garlic, and cook 1 minute Add mushrooms, and cook 8-10 minutes, until mushrooms begin to brown slightly. Add ginger and tamari, and cook until the tamari evaporates. Add soba to the mushrooms and toss quickly. Adjust tamari if needed, and serve, garnished with scallions if desired.

Serves 4-6

Copyright 2009 by Jen Hoy

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 5 out of 5
So Easy!, Member erindreg

This is a delicious and wholesome meal that is so quick, it makes a great weeknight dinner. Simple and so good, we will definitely be having this again.

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