I was making dinner tonight, and as I was assembling the base of the meal, I looked down and thought "wow, that looks REALLY good as a standalone dish." So, I decided to turn it into its own recipe! I tried a little bowl of the noodles and they are phenomenal and SO easy to make.
If you can't find garlic chives, you can replace with regular chives and minced garlic cloves to taste.
Skill Level: Easy
Time to Make: 25 minutes
8 ounces soba noodles
16 ounces mixed mushrooms, I used a mix of shiitake mushrooms
1 bunch garlic chives (About 1 cup)
2 tablespoons sesame oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Prepare Ingredients: Prepare the noodles according to the package instructions and drain and rinse. While the noodles are cooking, thinly slice the mushrooms. Trim and finely chop the garlic chives. Trim the scallions and thinly slice.
Cook the Mushrooms: Heat a slick of olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook, stirring regularly until well browned, about 8 minutes. Add more oil as necessary if it seems to dry while you're cooking and reduce heat as necessary to keep them from burning. Season with salt and pepper.
Stir in the garlic chives and scallions and turn heat down to medium low and cook until tender and fragrant and tender, about 4-5 minutes.
To Serve: Add the soba noodles to a serving dish and spoon the mushroom mixture over top. Drizzle with the sesame oil and toss to coat. Enjoy!
Designer and photographer living in NYC. I work as a design manager in ed tech and I make tasty recipes in my spare time!