F&W Free Preview All You Coastal Living Cooking Light Food and Wine tab Health myRecipes Southern Living Sunset
My F&W
quick save (...)
Late-Night Japanese Noodles
© Jody Horton

Late-Night Japanese Noodles

  • TOTAL TIME: 20 MIN
  • SERVINGS: 4
  • FAST
  • HEALTHY
  • STAFF-FAVORITE

This creamy, silky pasta gets salty pops of flavor from fish roe. Paul Qui uses mentaiko (spicy marinated pollock roe), but trout roe or even caviar would be delicious, too.

  1. 1/4 cup mayonnaise, preferably Kewpie (see Note)
  2. 3 tablespoons mentaiko (see Note)
  3. 2 teaspoons spicy sesame oil
  4. Two 3-ounce packets dried yakisoba or instant ramen noodles, flavoring packets discarded
  5. 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  6. 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil
  7. One 7-ounce package enoki mushrooms, bottom halves discarded and top halves coarsely chopped
  8. 2 large scallions, thinly sliced
  9. 4 shiso leaves, stemmed and finely shredded (see Note)
  10. 1 large sheet seasoned nori, shredded
  1. In a bowl, gently stir the mayonnaise with the mentaiko, sesame oil and 1/2 cup of water.
  2. In a large, deep skillet, combine the noodles with the chicken broth and bring to a boil. Cover and cook over moderately high heat until the noodles are softened and the broth is nearly absorbed, about 3 minutes. Add the grapeseed oil, then stir in the mushrooms and scallions and cook, stirring occasionally, until the broth is completely absorbed and the scallions are softened, about 2 minutes. Stir in the mentaiko sauce and cook, tossing, just until the noodles are evenly coated. Garnish with the shiso and nori and serve.
Notes

Look for Kewpie mayonnaise (which is made with rice vinegar and very popular in Japan), mentaiko and fresh green shiso leaves at Asian markets.

Suggested Pairing

Mild, refreshing American lager.

You Might Also Like

Ratings

Average Rating

(1)

Comments

Add A Comment

    Add a Comment

    See our terms
    You must be logged in to comment. or
    advertisement
    The Dish
    Receive delicious recipes and smart wine advice 4x per week in this e-newsletter.
    The Wine List Weekly pairing plus best bottles to buy.
    F&W Daily One sensational dish served fresh every day.
    American Express Publishing ("AEP") may use your email address to send you account updates and offers that may interest you. To learn more about the ways we may use your email address and about your privacy choices, read the AEP Privacy Statement.
    How we use your email address
    advertisement
    Congratulations to Nicholas Elmi, winner of Top Chef: New Orleans, the 11th season of Bravo's Emmy-Award winning, hit reality series.

    Already looking forward to next year (June 19-21, 2015)? Relive your favorite moments from the culinary world's most sensational weekend in the Rocky Mountains.