Healthy Eating : Enoki Mushrooms with Mince Pork Noodle Soup
Mushrooms are so versatile and not only are they a fantastic source of protein, they taste delicious. My favourite is Enoki mushrooms – a long slender type with white stems and tiny, firm caps.
The great thing about this dish is it is versatile as a vegetarian option; it’s a great belly warmer for the winter months but also there is nothing like sweating it out with a bowl of this soup on a hot day. I like to use the Enoki mushrooms as a substitute for noodles. You can also add in tofu, prawns, chicken and other vegetables to mix it up. This is a very simple recipe, quick and simple yet healthy and light.
As a child, my mum would have her version of this soup (more traditional style) simmering on the stove after school. We would walk in and the aroma of the broth would make me so hungry. My brother and I would devour this up. Now my kids are doing the same.
Nothing better than food that reminds you of your childhood….
Happy eating with STOMPAPPAREL
(makes about 8 bowls)
1 bunch of fresh Enoki mushrooms
300gms mince pork (add more or less as you like)
1 bunch of bok choy or choy sum or any green vegetable you prefer
5 litres water (or 1 litres of water and 1 litre of chicken stock)
1 packet of rice noodle (optional)
1 large piece of ginger (smashed with pestle)
1 diced onion
2 carrots chopped into large pieces
4 sprigs of spring onions
1 bunch of coriander
2 teaspoons of fried garlic*
1 chunk of rock sugar
2 tablespoons of salt
Pinch of pepper
1 chilli & lemon for serving
- In a pot fry onions and mince pork until brown
- Add in water/stock and smashed ginger
- Add In rock sugar, salt and pepper & bring to boil
- Add in carrots until tender and add in vegetables, coriander and spring onions and simmer
- Place dry rice noodle in a large bowl, pour hot water into the bowl and drain immediately (otherwise your noodles will become over cooked and soggy)
- Add in fried garlic, coriander and spring onion and mix (see photo).
- To serve place noodle mix or enoki mushrooms in a bowl, add a couple of ladles of soup and dress with chilli and lemon to taste
*Fried garlic can be made in advance. Finely dice garlic and fry in oil until light brown. Store in air tight container and can be used for soups, stirfries, salads etc. An essential item in my household.