Recipe: $4.14 | Per Serving: $1.04 | Yield: 4
And the perfect garlic butter mushrooms are BAAACK. In full-meal mode. With leafy greens & soba. For ultimate delicious mushroomness. Just look at this!
I was feeling a little guilty about all the buttery mushrooms I posted. I mean, grilled cheese isn’t necessarily bad for you, but it falls into my category of homemade junk food. Which is why I bulked up the original garlic butter mushroom recipe with soba & a whole bunch of leafy greens. I’m pretty sure that we used mustard greens, but I honestly can’t be 100% certain due to the Japanese kanji on the label at the store. Any leafy greens will do here, but I really like the bitterness of mustard greens and kale, so those would be my first recommendations.
Also, I love soba, which is made from buckwheat flour, but you can also use whole wheat spaghetti or angel hair if that is easier/cheaper for you.
I love that now we can make a massive batch of garlic butter mushrooms and use them in several different recipes! It’s such a great way to add rich flavor without spending too much money or adding meat ($$). This is such a delicious and easy noodle bowl – you don’t have to make a special sauce or anything. Just cook the mushrooms & garlic, add the greens, and combine with the noodles. This is great hot or cold.
Paleo: Skip the soba and substitute with zucchini noodles. Swap the soy sauce for coconut aminos.
- 2-3 Tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic
- 8 ounces mushrooms (about 240 grams) - I recommend shiitake, but button/cremini should do
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce
- 1-2 teaspoons chili paste (pureed spicy peppers - like sambal oolek or sriracha)
- 8 cups leafy greens (we used kale & mustard greens)
- 4 servings soba noodles (about 240 grams uncooked)
- optional: 1 teaspoon sesame oil, sesame seeds for garnish
- Cook soba noodles according to instructions on the package. I usually bring a pot of water to a boil, add the soba, and cook for 6-8 minutes, or until done, but not mushy. Drain and rinse immediately to wash off the sticky starch.
- Melt the butter in a large skillet (mine is nonstick) over low heat. Peel the garlic and crush it with the flat side of your knife, then slice it into strips (or mince). Add to the butter and cook over LOW HEAT for about 2 minutes. (It should not brown. If it does, the heat is too high.)
- Wash the mushrooms and slice them into ⅛- 1/4-inch slices. Add to skillet, and stir to coat with butter, then spread out. Cook undisturbed for 5 minutes. Stir and cook 5 minutes more.
- After 10 minutes, the mushrooms should be much smaller and starting to get brown. Increase the heat to medium-low and cook for about 5 minutes to brown the mushrooms.
- Finally, add a splash of soy sauce (about 2 teaspoons), spicy chili paste, and the chopped greens. Stir and cook until the greens are wilted.
- Turn off the heat. Add the soba to the pan and stir well. Drizzle with optional sesame oil and serve. Garnish with sesame seeds if desired.