Spicy Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms
by Suzie Ridler of Suzie the Foodie
No other mushroom fights off free radicals quite like shiitake mushrooms! This is either a delicious meal for one or a side dish for two. Thankfully my husband hates all Thai-flavoured food so I can eat all of it and I do. Often.
This is a vegetarian/vegan version so everyone can enjoy one of my favourite meals. Enjoy!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup of freshly cooked pasta, your choice which kind
1/8 of a brick of firm tofu, cut into 1/2" squares (about 10 pieces)
1 cup de-stemmed shiitake mushrooms, chopped
3 tbsp cornstarch
3 tbsp soy sauce
A little Sriracha hot sauce
Some toasted nuts and a handful of spinach
Spicy Peanut Sauce
2 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp seasoned rice vinegar
1/2 tbsp soy sauce
Sriracha hot sauce (as much as you can handle, I just use a dot!)
1. Bring small frying pan to medium heat. Add olive oil.
2. Combine soy sauce with a little tiny bit of Sriracha hot sauce. Gently toss tofu in mixture.
3. Coat tofu in a shallow bowl with cornstarch.
4. Add to hot pan and saute on all sides. The tofu will develop a delicious crust.
5. When tofu is mostly brown, add the shiitake mushrooms for at least five minutes.
6. In serving bowl, combine ingredients for peanut sauce. Whisk together. Will take a while but it will come together.
7. Add in tofu, mushrooms, spinach, nuts and pasta.
8. Stir to combine until everything is nicely coated.
If you prefer to have your spinach cooked, add one minute before the tofu and mushrooms are done to help wilt. To be able to absorb the iron from the spinach, make sure to have with either juice or a smoothie high in vitamin C.
Healthy food never tasted so good!
Suzie Ridler is a well known food blogger who resides just outside of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Suzie was a total food novice until she moved to Ottawa after completing her degree in English and Creative Writing. Not wanting to live on mac and cheese forever, she decided to teach herself how to cook. Then on a mountain in British Columbia, she decided to teach herself how to bake. She currently lives on the east coast and you can follow her foodie adventures on her blog.
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