Grilled Shiitakes with Mojo Oriental & Somen Noodles

Grilled Shiitakes with Mojo Oriental & Somen Noodles
Photo by Ben Fink

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. dried somen noodles
  • ¼ cup minced fresh ginger
  • Minced garlic chives or chives for garnish (optional)
  • Black and white sesame seeds for garnish (optional)
  • ½ tsp. Sichuan peppercorns (optional)
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ½ habanero chile, seeded
  • + 7 more ingredients
    • 16 large shiitake caps, cut into quarters (or 32 smaller shiitake caps, cut in half)
    • ¼ cup soy sauce
    • ¼ cup toasted sesame oil
    • ¼ cup whole cumin seeds
    • 2 cups homemade or low-salt canned chicken stock
    • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
    • 1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil

Thread the shiitake caps on 8 short wooden skewers. Arrange the skewers in a shallow, nonreactive pan. To make the mojo, toast the cumin and peppercorns in a dry saucepan over medium-high heat until they’re quite aromatic. Grind them in a spice or coffee grinder and return them to the pan. Add t...

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