Udon with Shiitake Mushrooms, Spinach, and Fried Tofu
  • 22 oz udon noodles
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil or extra virgin olive oil, divided
  • 16 oz firm tofu, diced into ½ inch cubes
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 oz shiitake mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 11 oz baby spinach
  • 2 cups chicken broth or vegetable broth
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  1. Cook the udon noodles as the label directs (do not overcook!). Drain, and rinse with cold water so they don't stick.
  2. Pat the tofu dry with paper towels (the tofu won't brown nicely if it is too moist), then place in a small mixing bowl. Add in ¾ teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon pepper, gently toss to combine. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the tofu to the skillet and fry until golden brown, about 4-5 minutes. Plate the tofu and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining oil to the skillet, then add the minced garlic. Cook until the garlic turns slightly brown, about 1 minute, then add the shiitake mushrooms. Season with a little salt and pepper. Stir and cook until they're soft, about 3 minutes. Add the red pepper flakes, soy sauce, and sugar. Cook for another 2 minutes. Add the broth and spinach, then bring to a boil. Cook until spinach is wilted, then remove from heat.
  4. Add the noodles to the skillet and stir so that they are covered in the broth, then top with tofu and garnish with the sliced green onions. Serve warm.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 3 Calories: 1167 Fat: 26g Saturated fat: 4g Unsaturated fat: 20g Trans fat: 0g Carbohydrates: 179g Sugar: 11g Sodium: 1208mg Fiber: 16g Protein: 60g Cholesterol: 0mg
Recipe by Sprig and Flours at http://www.sprigandflours.com/udon-with-shiitake-mushrooms-spinach-and-fried-tofu/