A venture into something I’ve never tried cooking before – soba noodles! This was surprisingly good. I bought the soba at an Asian grocery store; if you can’t find them, spaghetti will probably work. However, they will have a different taste.
Soba with Shiitake and Cabbage
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup soy sauce
5 tsp gochujang
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 lb dried soba noodles (buckwheat noodles – you can find them in an Asian grocery store)
1 lb shiitake mushrooms
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup sliced green onions
2 tbsp sesame seeds
3 tbsp vegetable oil
2 tsp garlic, minced
1 inch of fresh ginger, minced
- Combine water, soy sauce, brown sugar and gochjang together until the sugar is dissolved. Set aside.
- Prepare pasta as directed.
- While pasta is cooking, heat oil in a large skillet until hot. Take the pan off the heat and then add in the ginger and garlic. Return to heat and add in sliced mushrooms. Cook, stirring constantly, for 5 – 7 minutes or until the mushrooms turn a darker brown color.
- Add cabbage, carrot and green onion, and saute until veggies become crisp-tender. Add the sauce and mix thoroughly, until heated through.
- Add cooked noodles to the vegetable mixture and toss to combine. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds for garnish. Serve immediately.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 7:55 am
This reminded me I have some Soba noodles on hand and your recipe looks delish!
Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at 4:22 pm
Thanks Tanya! I really enjoyed making this and I can’t wait to try something new with the Soba!