I LOVE EATING, COOKING AND APPRECIATING food, ESPECIALLY IN THE BACKCOUNTRY! HERE IS A SIMPLE NEW RECIPE featuring OYSTER MUSHROOMS IN A FLAVOURFUL SAUCE that's a tasty topping on lots of things, including ramen.
INGREDIENT LIST :
- 2-3 scallions / green onions
- 1 thumb sized piece of ginger
- 1 large shallot or 2-3 small
- 2-6 cloves of garlic (do what feels right)
- Some tasty mushrooms - for this recipe I use about 5 medium sized oyster
- 2 tbsp of sesame seeds (black, toasted, un-toasted)
- x2 eggs (hard boil ahead of time if you don't want to take fresh)
- 2 packages or servings of your chosen noodle, grain, starch, etc.
- 1 tbsp light tasting oil (vegetable or avocado)
- 2 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
- 2 tsp rice wine vinegar
- 1 tsp to 1 tbsp hot sauce, chili flakes, or chili powder (to taste)
COOKING GEAR LIST :
- 2 bowls. I like these Delta bowls by Sea to Summit because the lids can be used as cutting boards
- Small cutting board if you can't use lid bowls to cut on
- 1 knife, I love this knife by Opinel
- BPA free squeeze bottle for sauce
- Small BPA free screw top bottle for sesame seeds
- Container for eggs (if bringing)
- 1 Stasher Bag (450ml) or Zip-loc
- 2 sporks (or forks. I use this cutlery set by GSI ).
- Jetboil or Pocket Rocket Stove
- Non-stick Frying Pan / Pot
- Fuel canister that is compatible with your stove of choice
- 6 cups of water in a nalgene or bladder
- Stuff Sack
- 2-3 paper towels
MEAL PREP :
- Wash & dry your scallions, then slice off root ends.
- With a damp cloth, rub off any dirt or debris from your shallots, mushrooms, garlic and ginger.
- Wrap veggies in the paper towel and put into your Stasher bag.
- If you are bringing eggs, hard boil if desired and place into a container.
- Portion out sesames seeds into your BPA Free screw-top plastic containers.
- Add your liquid ingredients to the squeezable bottle and seal.
- Grab and pack your noodle, grain starch etc.
- Portion out 6 cups of water into a bottle or bladder.
- Set aside 2 bowls.
- Set aside 1 knife & 2 sporks
- Set aside Jetboil or Pocket Rocket Stove with pot.
- Set aside a lighter, and fuel canister
- Place your prepped ingredients and supplies into a stuff sack and place in your backpack!
HOW TO COOK IT ALL
- Peel and slice your shallots, ginger and garlic into small pieces.
- Slice your scallions and keep separate.
- Tear your oyster mushrooms.
- Heat your non-stick frying pan or pot on LOW. When warm, take off heat and pour in half of your sauce (it should sizzle a bit)
- Put the pan back on the heat and add in your shallots, ginger and garlic.
- Cook until fragrant, stirring often until things have softened up. Increase heat if needed.
- Add in your mushrooms and cook until soft. Pour in the second half of your sauce and let reduce.
- If you're using fresh eggs, push the mushroom mix to one side and crack your eggs in and cook to your liking.
- Set aside with your prepped scallions.
- Cook your sauce absorbing base up and plate.
- Top with mushroom mix, eggs, sliced scallions, and sesame seeds. Give it a stir and dig in!
WHAT I'M WEARING
For my jacket I am rocking the BC Dura 3L Jacket by Eddie Bauer. The 2022 version of this jacket will be available online shortly, so bookmark the link! I love it so much I have it in two colours! This piece is awesome for backpacking because of three things!
- WeatherEdge® Pro seam-sealed tech, waterproof/breathable to 20K/20K & StormRepel® Super DWR—our longest lasting moisture shedding finish.
- Weight: 10.5 oz (gotta keep that weight down when backpacking lol!)
- High neck and large hood.
For my tights I have on the Highwaisted Trail Tights by Eddie Bauer. I love these tights a LOT, so much that I have them in 4 colours!
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