This Mushroom Noodles recipe is not your usual noodle recipe. It has no soy-sauce, uses caramelized mushrooms and is mixed in with this awesome chimichurri sauce. Oh! I almost forgot. It tastes like a ton better than any mushroom noodles that you have ever tasted!
With the number of recipes I use, mushroom in, you would think I would love mushrooms of any kind. But I have not explored the world of mushrooms at all. Apart from the easily available, white button mushrooms, I have tried three other varieties and all I can say is Uh oh!
I was unable to tolerate their flavor. What surprises me most is shiitake mushrooms. I hear such rave reviews about it and one blogger even goes to say that when she runs out of shiitake mushrooms, it is a panic situation at her home because she uses them in almost everything.
Ummmm.. Did I happen to buy a rotten packet or something? Because, as far as I remember, the one and only pack of dried shiitake mushrooms that I ever bought ended up in the trash because of its overpowering odor and taste. Am I missing something here? Somebody please enlighten me.
As you already know, I happen to love mushrooms and feel sad when I have to limit myself to just one variety! Not that I limit the number of recipes that I create with mushrooms. From Indian curries (recipe here) to Asian entrees (recipe here) to English omlettes (recipe here) and now these mushroom noodles, I throw in these high protein minions everywhere I can.
If you don’t want to binge eat processed soy products, mushrooms and lentils are the bigget sources of protein for vegetarians. Apart from the health benefits, I also like their meat-y texture and the versatility they offer (especially when I want to create imitation non-vegetarian recipes like this one)
Apart from the gorgeous caramalised beauties on this mushroom noodles, I have used chimichurri sauce to flavor it. Remember, when I shared the recipe recently, I told you that I fell in love with chimichurri and have eaten it with every possible meal? Ya, I was not joking! I really did add the sauce to pasta and even ate it as a side with dal-rice 😀
Without much further ado, here is the recipe for:
Mushroom Noodles with Chimichurri