Vegetable Somen Noodle Bowl

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Author Notes: Inspired by all of these delicious-looking ramen/noodle/udon bowls that have been popping up on the web, I decided to try my hand at it, and the result was super yummy! Make sure you use the best quality beef stock you can get your hands on - or make yourself. With these kinds of bowls, it's all on the broth!Ashley Marie


Serves 2

  • 1 tablespoon grated garlic
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sake
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 ounces somen noodles
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 3/4 cup 1" cut asparagus spears
  • 2 large white mushrooms, finely diced
  • 4 mini sweet peppers, finely diced
  • 3 green onions, finely diced
  • 1 small handful of cilantro, torn
  • 4 cups beef stock, homemade preferred
  • 1/2 orange
  • sesame seeds
  • bragg liquid aminos or tamari
  • lime wedges
  1. Place the miso paste, grated ginger and garlic, along with the sake and rice wine vinegar in a small bowl. Mix and muddle together until well combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat enough water to just cover the eggs in your skillet. Once it's boiling, carefully place the eggs in. Let boil for 7 minutes. Remove the eggs and set aside.
  3. Bring the water back to a boil, drop in your somen noodles. Cook 3 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  4. Heat the coconut and sesame oils together over medium-high heat. Saute asparagus until bright green and tender. Remove and set aside.
  5. Add your chopped mushrooms and saute just a minute or two. Remove and set aside.
  6. Add your ginger-garlic-miso-sake-vinegar mix to the pan and crank the heat up a bit. Let cook a few minutes until the garlic becomes fragrant, stirring often to avoid it burning.
  7. Add in your beef stock and juice the orange over it (use a strainer to catch any seeds).
  8. Knock the heat down to low so you don't boil out any moisture - You just want everything nice and hot and blended.
  9. Peel the eggs carefully and cut in half.
  10. Place the noodles in the bottom of each bowl (it's OK if they're sticking and clumping - once you add the broth they'll come apart).
  11. Divide the broth among the bowls, pouring on top of the noodles. Stir everything up gently with a fork to break up any noodle clumps.
  12. Top with your asparagus, mushrooms, raw peppers, raw green onions and diced cilantro. Then add two egg halves.
  13. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, some crushed red pepper and a few drizzles of your bragg liquid aminos or tamari.
  14. Serve with lime wedges (it's divine!).

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