Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Faux Japanese Style Steak.....Orange-Ginger Teriyaki Mushroom "Steaks" with Simple Soba Noodle Salad

I really wanted to do another Japanese inspired recipe today using portobello mushrooms, but I couldn't find the primary ingredient I needed(insert tear).  That totally threw off my game plan at the store, and had to think on my toes.  I already had a bag full of beautiful portobellos and soba noodles at home, so I knew I wanted to go in a Japanese direction.  So...why not a teriyaki "steak"?

 Orange-Ginger Teriyaki Mushroom "Steaks" with Simple Soba Noodle Salad

Portobellos are a great steak replacer because of their meaty texture.

The mushroom steak is bursting with flavors, making the soba salad a perfect accompaniment due to its subtle flavors and lightness.

Ingredients/Directions for Teriyaki Mushroom Steaks (serves 4)
4 portobellos (cleaned and insides scraped out)
1 orange juiced
2 tbsp chopped ginger
teriyaki sauce
2 tsp sriracha
1 tsp soy sauce

To make marinade, combine all the ingredients aside from mushrooms in a blender and blend.  Take your portobellos and soak in marinade for about 30min-1hr.  (Start making soba noodle salad.  Directions below.
Once marinated, heat grill and grill mushrooms for about 5-7 minutes, basting with more marinade.  Mushrooms should have nice grill marks and slightly soft to the touch.  Slice into nice slices when done.

In meantime make your soba noodle salad:

Ingredients/Directions for soba noodle salad:
2 bundles of buckwheat soba noodles
4 tbsp chopped green onions (both white and green part)
2 tbsp minced ginger
2 tbsp sesame oil
2 tbsp chopped parsely

Boil water and cook soba noodles according to pasta.  Drain and move to bowl.  Mix with remaining ingredients and let cool to room temperature or place in refrigerator.

When plating, spoon a nice portion of noodles on plate and top with portobello steaks! 

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