A Vegan Made Me Do It
My guest on this week’s podcast isVegan Chef Chris Tucker谁为私人客户和名人厨师素食rities (he’s doing vegan desserts for the Elton John Oscar Party this year!). Our conversation runs the gambit from how to become a vegan (and why) to how to stock a vegan pantry. But everything launched with this recipe that he sent me which comes from my oldfood blogging friendHeidi Swanson’s newest cookbookSuper Natural Simple.
The ingredients are all things you can find easily. The mushrooms can be anything from everyday creminis to more exotic things like oyster mushrooms or Hen of the Woods (I chose shiitake). As for the chiles, I used pickled Fresnos, but any chile will work.
Bring on the Mushrooms, the Noodles, the Chiles, the Lime
Is there anything more fun to cook than mushrooms? I doubt it.
其他成分的开始是如此球茎，如此自信，如此明亮，然后（这里是一汤匙的橄榄油） - 变成一个浓缩的，味道充满风味的，金色的棕色金块，天哪？
对于面条，我使用了Umi有机拉面which I loved for their rough texture and their wholesome mix of flours (though I missed the instruction about defrosting them first before boiling, so be sure to do that).
Once the noodles are cooked (which takes just two minutes), you toss them with all of the other stuff, adding more lime juice and soy sauce as necessary.
It’s a wholesome, nourishing, vegan dinner that doesn’t feel like a wholesome, nourishing, vegan dinner. And it takes just a few ingredients to make it happen. Sometimes more is more, but not here. Here less wins the day.
- 8green onion, white and tender green parts, thinly sliced
- Juice of 1 lime, plus more to serve
- 1汤匙Tamari or soy sauce, plus more to taste
- 1/3cuptoasted peanuts or other nuts
- 4盎司frozen ramen noodles (preferably Umi brand), defrostedNote: you can also serve these mushrooms with rice or just eat them by themselves too.
Combine the green onions, lime juice, chile, and tamari in a large bowl and set aside.
Add the mushrooms to the onion mixture and gently toss. Stir in the herbs and peanuts, conserving some for garnishing the noodles.
Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add your defrosted ramen noodles and cook for two minutes (tasting to make sure the texture is right). Lift into the pan with the mushrooms and toss all around. Taste and adjust for more soy sauce and lime. Garnish with the remaining herbs and peanuts and serve in bowls.
Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce