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New Year's Soba
Toshikoshi soba, loosely translated as “year-turning noodles," is a traditional Japanese meal used to ring in the new year. It's traditionally made with dashi, and if you're feeling adventurous, you can search the internet for traditional recipes and replace the broth here with dashi stock. This recipe is modified to help you make a less salt-heavy version with ingredients that are easily found in your grocery store, but if you have a chance to check out your local Asian market and ask for guidance, you're sure to discover new flavors that will delight you.
4 c. low-sodium mushroom or vegetable broth
1/3 c. mirin or sake
1(1/2 oz.) pkg. nori (about 8 sheets), crumbled
1/3 c. low-sodium soy sauce
1 T. sesame oil
8 oz. shitake mushrooms, sliced
8 oz. 100% whole buckwheat soba noodles
1 bunch spring onions, sliced thin
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New Year's Soba

New Year's Soba

New Year's Soba
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  • Servings:4 (426 g)
  • Prep Time:15 minutes
  • Cook Time:15 minutes
1. In a large pan, bring your broth to simmer. Add the mirin and simmer for 2-3 minutes. Lastly, crumble in one sheet of the nori and add the soy sauce. Keep warm.
2. At the same time, heat the sesame oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the mushrooms and cook until they have released their liquid and the pan has cooked mostly dry. Remove from heat.
3. Cook soba noodles in water, according to package instructions. Drain and divide into four bowls.
4. Pour broth over the noodles and top with the cooked mushrooms, crumbled nori, and sliced onions.