We've been harvesting the most beautiful Cordyceps we've ever seen here on the farm, and we couldn't help but cook some up fresh! While having fresh Cordyceps on hand is an absolute treat, finding them is rare as they do have a short shelf-life. But not to worry - this recipe is just as delicious and inspiring with our premium quality dried Cordyceps.
Cooking with Cordyceps makes for an incredibly unique culinary experience, but not only that - these curious little fungi are also packed with nutrients and a long-list of potential health benefits. To learn more about how Cordyceps can support your wellbeing, check out our other blog post, "Cordyceps militaris: Nature's Potent Health Ally"
This Asian-inspired recipe combines the umami richness of hoisin sauce, the earthy flavor of Cordyceps, and the wholesome goodness of black rice noodles. It's a dish that will not only satisfy your cravings but also leave you feeling nourished and energized.
*makes 1-2 servings*
- 2 squares of black rice ramen noodles
- 1/2 cup fresh cordyceps mushrooms (or equivalent rehydrated dried cordyceps)
- 2 small sweet peppers
- 1 Tbsp hoisin
- 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
- 1/2 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
- 1/2 Tbsp Agave
- 1 pinch salt & pepper
- A few springs of cilantro (optional)
- sesame seeds (optional)
1. If using dried cordyceps, rehydrate by soaking in room temperature water for about 5 minutes. Drain the water (or drink to soak up some extra nutrients) and gently pat to dry with a clean cloth.
2. In a small bowl, combine the hoisin sauce, olive oil, rice vinegar, agave, salt & pepper. Whisk together until the glaze is smooth and well incorporated. Add Cordyceps to the bowl and mix until all mushrooms are well-covered in marinade
3. In a large pot, bring water to a boil. Add the black rice ramen noodles and cook according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain the noodles, rinse with cold water, and set aside.
4. Cut peppers into long thin strips. In a large skillet or wok, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced peppers and sauté for about 2 minute or until you notice them softening. Add the marinated Cordyceps to the pan and sauté for another 2-3 minutes, until the Cordyceps have began to wilt.
5. Place the cooked black rice noodles in a bowl. Top the noodles with the hoisin-glazed cordyceps and pepper mixture, ensuring you get all the delicious sauce on top.
7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds (if using) and garnish with fresh cilantro leaves.
The tender cordyceps mushrooms, sweet peppers, and rich hoisin glaze complement the nutty black rice noodles, resulting in an unforgettable taste experience.
This dish is not only a feast for the taste buds but also a treat for the eyes with its vibrant colors and tantalizing aroma. It's a perfect choice for a delightful lunch, a unique gathering with friends, or simply when you want to treat yourself.
Remember, cooking is all about creativity, so feel free to adapt and experiment with this recipe to suit your preferences. Enjoy every bite of this Hoisin-Glazed Cordyceps with Black Rice Noodles and savor the joy of combining flavors and cultures in one delightful dish. Bon appétit!