Swiss Chard, Oyster Mushrooms & Noodles

I decided to pull up the Swiss chard plants left over from last year. They were getting ready to go to seed and were only putting out small misshapen leaves.

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garden


I still haven’t used all the oyster mushrooms (even now) and I thought they would pair well with the Swiss chard in a noodle dish.

In a large skillet greased with toasted sesame oil I sautéed onion, garlic and kefir lime leaf.

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Next were twist peppers which I had deseeded. Twist peppers remind me of Spanish Padron peppers both in looks and because they are generally a mild sweet pepper except for the occasional one (about one in ten) which is hot.

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oyster mushroom soup


Then I added the oyster mushrooms and let them cook covered with a lid.

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When the mushrooms had softened a bit I mixed in precooked Swiss chard followed by precooked Lo mein noodles.

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I put together a sauce using red miso, soy sauce, mirin, honey, Sriracha, toasted sesame oil, ginger paste, *peanut powder, apple cider vinegar, water and tapioca starch.

*I recommend (without financial compensation😕) the Jif brand of peanut powder. I purchased a large quantity of another brand and later discovered, to my disappointment, that it had maltodextrin as and ingredient.

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oyster mushroom soup

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With the sauce mixed in I let it simmer for a few minutes until well heated.

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The chopsticks are just for looks. If I was forced to eat with them I would starve to death or at least lose the five pounds I’ve been wanting to.

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10 thoughts on “Swiss Chard, Oyster Mushrooms & Noodles

    1. Yes, I must. I haven’t put enough effort into it.

      Back when I was working (it feels so good to say that) a workmate asked me if I had a fork he could eat his salad with. I said, “You know how to use chopsticks don’t you? Go cut a couple of twigs off that tree and eat your salad!” I guess I should practice what I preach!

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      1. About forty years ago a waiter in a Chinese restaurant threw a box of matches at us (yes that was when people smoked) showed us how to pick it up with chopsticks and told us to keep practising until the meal arrived. Just like that we were proficient enough to eat the meal. If I knew where that man was today I’d give him a big hug.

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