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For Lunch Rich & Delicious Soup Pasta

For Lunch Rich & Delicious Soup Pasta

Anybody can make this one pan foolproof pasta.
You can easily make the flavor with delicious dashi stock.

Ingredients: 2 servings If making 1 serving, cut the recipe in half

Pork (thinly sliced offcuts, belly, etc.)
100 g
Pasta (1.6 mm)
200 g
Water
1000ml
Granulated mentsuyu (I used Higashi Maru brand)
2 packets (8 g x 2)
Shimeji mushrooms (or any other mushroom)
1/2 pack
Onion
1/2
White wine (or cooking sake)
2 tablespoons
Garlic
1 to 2 cloves
Salt and pepper, black pepper
to taste
Toasted sesame seeds, finely chopped green onion
to taste
Olive oil, chili pepper
to taste

Steps

1. Mince the garlic. Remove the seeds and finely chop the red pepper. Heat the olive oil in a deep frying pan (or pot), and saute the garlic and chili pepper until fragrant.
2. Season the pork with salt and pepper, and add to the frying pan. Be careful not to burn it. Cook until the fatty meat becomes transparent (the smell of the pork will disappear once it's added to the soup).
3. Add the shimeji mushrooms and onion and lightly cook. Pour in the wine and let the alcohol cook off. Pour in the water and gently skim off any scum from the surface.
4. Add the udon soup granules and the pasta. Since the pasta is hard at first, use tongs or chopsticks to entwine with the soup.
5. Adjust the heat to medium-low (so that it's simmering gently) and boil until the noodles are cooked to your preference.
6. Serve in a dish and garnish with sesame seeds and finely chopped green onion. Sprinkle with lots of black pepper and enjoy. Pour in extra virgin olive oil for a finishing touch.
7. Other vegetables that goes well with this: Cabbage, Chinese cabbage, komatsuna, eggplant, etc. It's also great with tomatoes! If excess water is released from the vegetables, adjust the soup accordingly.

Story Behind this Recipe

I entered this recipe into a for using my favorite Higashi Maru brand udon soup.
It's quick and easy! There aren't a lot of dishes to wash.
I am a fan of this Japanese-style soup pasta.