I love, love, love udon. Anyone else? Am also a super huge fan of shiitake mushrooms. Thought of it as a treat whenever we had it growing up. They were usually dried, but I've been getting mine fresh, at Sunflower Farmer's Market. Compared with other types of mushrooms, this one's expensive. . . something like $9/pound. But, I usually buy four or five at a time, which is affordable. Perhaps some day I can grow my own; for now, I have Sunflower Farmer's Market.
Here's a simple recipe I can offer. None of that caramelized, Americanized stuff Noodles & Co. offers.
Udon is needed.
Doesn't this look heavenly already?
Here's what the shiitake mushroom look like.
- chicken broth
- green onions - sliced thinly
- shiitake mushrooms = sliced thinkly
- garlic - diced
- sea salt
- soy sauce
- Bring water to a boil. Boil the udon for six minutes.
- Dump out a fair portion of the water (not all) and add some chicken broth, green onions, garlic, and shiitake mushrooms. Once the green onions and garlic have had a chance to boil for several minutes, add some sea salt and tid bit of soy sauce.