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Mushrooms with Noodles (Asian style)

1 lb mixed Asian-type mushrooms, such as shiitake, oyster and/or enoki

¼ cup vegetable oil

12 oz. Japanese soba (buckwheat) noodles*

Asian hot sesame or chili oil to taste

Teriyaki sauce to taste

1 cup thinly sliced scallions, green parts only

• Sautée mushrooms in oil, as you boil the noodles in water. Drain them and add to mushrooms.

• Add sesame oil and teriyaki sauce to the pan and mix well. Plate it and sprinkle with scallions. Could be presented hot or cold.

(*) I use brown shirataki noodles, made from a plant, and available in Japanese grocery stores. They are extremely low in calorie, while they satisfy your craving for pasta.

Serves four.

A glass of Jamaican ginger beer (not ginger ale) would nicely complement it.


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