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Somen with Broccoli, Butter and Soy

February 18, 2015
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  • Makes about 3 sides or two mains
Author Notes

Butter and soy sauce...an unexpected but brilliant combo! Add some broccoli, garlic and noodles and you have a wonderful dish. —inpatskitchen

What You'll Need
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 2 large cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce, divided (2/1)
  • 3 to 4 cups small broccoli florets (thawed frozen florets work to....just take a little less time to cook)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 ounces Somen noodles (or other very thin wheat noodles)
  1. Start boiling a pot of water for the noodles. They will only take a couple of minutes to cook.
  2. In a large saute pan with a lid, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter. Add the garlic and cook on low heat just until the garlic becomes fragrant. Stir in two tablespoons of soy sauce.
  3. Add the broccoli florets and pour the water over. Stir, cover and cook on medium heat just until the broccoli becomes crisp tender.
  4. Cook the noodles in the boiling pot of water while you're waiting on the broccoli Like I said, they will cook very quickly. Drain, saving a little of the cooking liquid.
  5. Stir the noodles into the broccoli along with the last tablespoon of butter and the last tablespoon of soy sauce. Add a little of the noodle cooking liquid to loosen everything up and serve right away.

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  • Fran McGinty
    Fran McGinty
  • inpatskitchen

Recipe by: inpatskitchen

I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining. My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!

2 Reviews

Fran M. April 27, 2017
I can't wait to try this.
inpatskitchen April 27, 2017
Thanks Fran! I know it sounds weird but I think it's really good...let me know what you think.