Shitake Mushtoom And Buckwheat Noodle Soup

in hive-174578 •  7 days ago  (edited)

This lockdown thing has got me feeling slightly despaired. It doesn't help that the only place we have to live is with my in laws who greet us with the television blaring C19 news each morning and all day long. It actually makes me feel a little sick with a feeling of hopelessness.

It's not like we can't go for a walk or go to the local park which we do most days. It's the constant reminder from the media on how we may be stuck without a job and a place of our own forever, unless we eventually agree to march like good soldiers to the sound of the pied pipers' flute if we want to get out of jail.

Okay I've said enough. Just venting. What makes me feel better is comfort food, so I made soup which is something I could live on.

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I while back I bought a couple of packages of dried shitake mushrooms and stuck them in the cupboard. I was thinking of soup when I got them. I forgot about them until a couple of days ago when I boiled some water and covered them in a jar. I left them to soak overnight and yesterday the soup finally happened.

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Shitakes have a deep woody yet slightly nutty flavor compared to regular white mushrooms. It takes the soaking and cooking to get rid of the chewiness if you are using dried. Even the fresh shitakes have a chewier texture than the regular button kind.They are also known for their nutritional and medicinal value which is higher than regular buttons.

Shitake Mushtoom And Buckwheat Noodle Soup

  • 6 cups veggie broth
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 2 cups soaked shitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1/2 diced carrot
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 1/ cup fresh coriander
  • 1/cup parsley
  • 1 hot chili
  • 2 tablespoons tamari
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • juice of half a lime
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 bunch buckwheat noodles.

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Saute the onions, garlic, celery and carrot , ginger, half the parsley, half the coriander and hot pepper in sesame oil, while boiling the mushrooms in the soup broth. Add all the ingredients together in the pot of broth with the mushrooms. Cook for around thirty minutes or until the mushrooms are no longer too chewy.

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At the end add the buckwheat noodles. They don't take long at all to soften. Add the other half of the cilantro and parsley at the same time. Cook on low for five minutes or as long as the noodles take to soften then serve.

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The vegetables I chose were just what I had on hand but you can add just about anything that you have, like cabbage, bok choy, peas, green beans, tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, cauliflower, etc.

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This looks so good!! You are an excellent cook! Very creative!

Thank you so much!

I know exactly where you're coming from; and I really should not be complaining as we can at least choose what we watch on TV but our draconian lockdown regulations really are ridiculous especially what they're expecting from bnb's - we do not keep an eye on guests' comings and goings yet the government want us to check their temperatures every day, do a health questionnaire, supply guests with masks even though they're supposed to have masks when they move around so how will they already use their own!!! I certainly will not use a mask from anyone else but my own supplier!!! But excuse me @carolynstahl, now I am venting when all I wanted to say was that your Marc is a lucky man indeed with the gorgeous food you cook!
Hang in there and like the wise are saying,,,this too shall pass...WELL I'm tired of waiting for that !!!

Thanks for the compliment @lizelle. I just want to say about the masks since you mentioned it, that many doctors which will not be allowed to report on mainstream media, are saying that masks will cause respiratory problems and bacteria growth because of the dampness within the mask. They say it stops proper oxygen flow and children should not wear them and asthmatics should not wear them. This info would not get out or their plan will fail and many people would be angry. Okay sorry vented again.

I know you have it worse over there so I can only wish you the strength to get by each day and "wait for it to pass too".😌

This looks AMAZING - I am such a fan of shitake! Luckily they are fresh and cheap and easily available here most of the year.

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Thank you. Shitakes are more versatile than people think especially with fresh and dry.

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Oh my god - yum. I adore your recipes.

with the television blaring C19 news each morning and all day long. It actually makes me feel a little sick with a feeling of hopelessness.

I absolutely know how you feel. I was much happier in the boat I was living in for two weeks as there was no constant COVID updates. It's just depressing. Know yoou are not alone.

There's so many general, blanket advice, solutions and criticisms that fail to take into account the diversity of people's experience. I'm sick of hte arguing, the dobbing in, the blaming and shaming. I could handle the virus, but all the politics and fear that comes with it is enough to drive me crazy. Comfort food it is!!!

Thank you for the best comment. I feel less alone now. I wish I could live on a boat. I could probably do it forever.

Oh I hate anyone feelng alone! xx