Sesame Somen Noodles with Shiitake Mushrooms
Makes 8 to 10 Servings
1 (12-ounce) package somen noodles
Cook somen noodles in salted water and strain. Remove stems and cut shiitake mushrooms into strips. Sauté mushrooms in 2 tablespoons of oil for 1 minute. In a large bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients. Toss noodles and shiitake mushrooms with dressing and serve at room temperature. *Sambal paste and siracha sauce can be found in any major grocery store on the international/Asian food aisle with other condiments.
“When I worked at Louie’s Backyard in Key West, we served a similar noodle salad with peanut butter. It was quite spice, but I prefer this milder preparation.” —Chef, The Brewery Gulch Inn --Brewery Gulch Inn