Broccoli and Mushroom Soba Noodles
Do you like noodles? I know there are thousands of instant noodles available out there. But if you want to have a hearty meal, especially on a chilly night, I highly suggest you make something homemade.
Have you ever cooked soba noodles before? Not familiar with it?
This type of noodle is very popular in Japanese cuisine. At first glance, you might think that they are spaghetti noodles, but they are not. These noodles are made with buckwheat flour and water. They may also contain wheat flour and a little bit of salt. In fact, soba noodles are healthier than ramen.
When shopping for soba noodles, you will come across various brands. Be careful with those that contain refined wheat flour. I highly recommend you look for juwari soba which is solely made with buckwheat flour and water.
Now, our dinner recipe for today is Broccoli and Mushroom Soba Noodles.
Soba noodles + broccoli + mushroom = Healthy Meal!
We all know how healthy broccoli is, and so does mushroom. Mix them with soba noodles and you’d have a delightful, healthy dinner meal. Easy to make too!Print
This delicious dish involves healthy soba noodles mixed with stir-fried broccoli as well as shiitake mushrooms. It also comes with a savory ponzu sauce. You can even add some tofu if you wish to.
1 lb. broccoli florets
4 oz. soba noodles
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
8 oz. shiitake mushrooms (stemmed and sliced)
1/4 c. ponzu
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Zest from 1/2 lemon
Sesame seeds (for garnish)
- Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
- Once boiling, add the broccoli florets and cook for about 30 to 60 seconds or until the stems are bright and green. Remove from water using a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Bring the water back to a boil. Cook the soba noodles, following the package directions.
- In a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt 1 tablespoon of butter and olive oil. Add the mushrooms and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes without stirring.
- Reduce the heat to medium, stir, and then add the broccoli and ponzu. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes more.
- Add the remaining butter and season with kosher salt and freshly ground pepper. Stir and garnish with lemon zest and sesame seeds.
- Fill bowls with soba noodles and top with broccoli and mushroom mixture.
- Watch closely when cooking the mushrooms and make sure that they don’t stick to the pan and burn.
- Add more ponzu if necessary.
Instead of filling your bowls with soba noodles and topping them with broccoli and mushroom, you can also mix the noodles into the pan with the mushroom and broccoli. Just stir and serve them together.
This dish is also best served with some type of protein. Tofu would be a good addition. Simply fry some tofu and mix them with the broccoli and mushroom mixture. That right there will give you a really healthy dinner meal!