Asian Noodle Soup

4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed
2 cans (14-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve chicken broth
3 tbs. soy sauce
2 tsp. finely chopped garlic
2 tsp. finely chopped fresh ginger
1 cup angel hair pasta, broken into pieces
3/4 cup cooked, shredded chicken, or cubed tofu
1/2 cup thinly sliced carrot
1/2 tsp. Asian sesame oil

Thinly slice shiitake caps (makes about 2-1/2 cups). In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, combine chicken broth with 1-1/2 cups water, the soy sauce, garlic and ginger; bring to a simmer. Add mushrooms, pasta, chicken and carrot; simmer until mushrooms are soft, about 5 minutes. Stir in sesame oil and, if desired, 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions.

YIELD: 4 Portions

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OYSTER Mushrooms
  • Excellent source of Niacin, an essential nutrient
  • Good source of Riboflavin, which aids metabolism

Oysters are an excellent compliment to fish and chicken dishes. Sauté with garlic or onions to bring out flavor, combine with crimini or shiitakes, or roast, broil or grill them for variety.