Udon noodle soup with tofu, dashi, and soft-cooked eggs

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Our Dietitian's Favorite

Udon noodle soup with tofu, dashi, and soft-cooked eggs

Dairy-Free, Vegetarian

2 Servings, 720 Calories/Serving

30–40 Minutes

Ladle warm, mineral-rich broth over slippery fresh udon noodles and crisped tofu, and top with tender eggs and our favorite Japanese fixings for an easy vegetarian dinner.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
Sun Basket is proud to source the organic ingredients indicated below. On the rare occasion we are unable to meet our organic promise, we'll put a note in your bag.
  • ½ ounce dried shiitake mushrooms
  • ½ pound fresh udon noodles
  • ¾ pound Hodo Soy firm tofu
  • 2 pasture-raised organic eggs
  • 3 scallions
  • 5 ounces shredded Savoy cabbage
  • Sun Basket miso noodle soup base (yellow miso - gluten-free tamari - rice vinegar - fresh garlic - fresh ginger)
  • One 4-inch square kombu
  • Nori strips (for garnish)
  • 1 teaspoon togarashi

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 720, Protein: 45g (90% DV), Fiber: 13g (52% DV), Total Fat: 30g (46% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 5g (25% DV), Cholesterol: 155mg (52% DV), Sodium: 1330mg (55% DV), Carbohydrates: 25g (8% DV), Total Sugars: 4g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Eggs, Wheat, Soybeans

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV).

Instructions

2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use

1

Prep the mushrooms

In a small sauce pot, combine the shiitake mushrooms with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, remove from the heat, and let stand until softened, 8 to 10 minutes.
While the mushrooms soak, prepare the udon noodles and the eggs.

2

Cook the udon noodles and eggs

Bring a medium sauce pot of water to a boil. Add the udon and cook until just tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Using tongs or a spider skimmer, transfer the udon to a colander, reserving the pot of water for the eggs, and rinse the udon with warm water. Set aside.
Return the pot of water to a boil and fill a small bowl with ice water. Carefully lower the eggs into the boiling water and cook for exactly 5 minutes for soft-cooked (for hard-cooked eggs, cook for 3 to 4 minutes longer). Transfer the eggs to the ice water to cool. Carefully peel the eggs and cut in half lengthwise. Wipe out the pot.
While the water heats and the udon and eggs cook, prepare the rest of the meal.

3

Prep and cook the tofu

  • Cut the tofu crosswise into ½-inch-thick slices.
In a medium frying pan over medium-high heat, warm 2 tablespoons oil until hot but not smoking. Add the tofu and cook, turning once, until starting to brown and turn slightly crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate and season with salt and pepper. Do not clean the pan.
While the tofu cooks, prepare the scallions.

4

Prep the scallions; make the scallion oil

  • Trim the root ends from the scallions; thinly slice the scallions.
Transfer the scallions to a small heatproof bowl and season with salt. In the same frying pan used for the tofu, warm 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Pour the oil over the scallions and stir to combine. Set aside.

5

Cook the soup

  • Using a slotted spoon or fork, transfer the mushrooms to a cutting board to cool slightly. Discard the stems and soaking liquid; thinly slice the mushroom caps.
In the same pot used for the eggs, warm 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking. Add the cabbage, season with salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to wilt, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the miso noodle soup base and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the kombu, mushrooms, and 2 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer, and cook, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, remove the kombu, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serve

Divide the udon between individual bowls, ladle in the soup, and top with the tofu. Garnish with the nori and egg halves. Drizzle with the scallion oil, sprinkle with as much togarashi as you like, and serve.