Sometimes I go into the kitchen with no clue! Today was one of those days. I knew I was hungry for something savory and full of good taste. I just got a huge supply of mushrooms, and so that is where this recipe started. I then saw the Thai basil I picked up at the Asian market, and that came out too. I have a year supply of udon noodles, so the recipe came together.
Now, you could sub some things here. You can use regular basil, any kind of mushroom, and any long noodle. (spaghetti, linguine)
Here is a picture of the ingredients
10 medium size mushrooms, cleaned and cut into quarters
1/2 medium onion, sliced thin
2 servings of udon noodles (or your choice of noodle)
1 cup of Thai basil (or any basil), roughly cut up
5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped fine
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon turbinado sugar (or brown sugar)
2 tablespoons mirin (if you don't have mirin, you can use 2 tablespoons rice vinegar with 1 tsp. sugar)
2 tablespoons water
Start by bringing a large pot of water to a boil. Boil the noodles for the instructed amount of time.
When the noodles are cooked, drain and run cold water over them until they are completely cooled. Leave in the colander to drain well.
Place a large saute pan or wok over medium high heat. Let heat up for a minute or so, until very hot.
When hot, place onions in and saute.
Saute the onions for about 2 minutes. Then add the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes.
Next, add the mushrooms. Mix the water, sugar, soy, mirin and mix well, then add also. Turn the heat down to medium. Saute for about 8 minutes, or until the mushrooms have begun to wilt.
After 8 minutes, add the drained noodles in. MIX WELL. You want to make sure every noodle is covered in sauce.
Finally, add the basil and mix well. Cook another minute and you are done.
Serve alone, or with a side of rice.
You can garnish with extra, fresh basil if you want more basil flavor.
I hope you enjoy this recipe. :)