Asparagus & Sausage Yakisoba
I made this asparagus & sausage yakisoba (Japanese fried noodles/焼きそば) using available ingredients in the fridge. Usually yakisoba has cabbage as the main vegetable, but asparagus is certainly nice for a change! Sausage adds a lot of instant flavour to the noodles. This recipe is a convenient, easy and fast version of yakisoba to make.
STEP-BY-STEP PHOTOS (Asparagus & Sausage Yakisoba)
Prepare onions (cut to thin wedges), carrot (sliced thinly diagonally), sausages (cut to short sections) and asparagus (prepped according to this tutorial & sliced to short sections).
Spread out the prepared ingredients in a pan. Season all except the sausage with salt & pepper. Pan fry everything until the onions are soft and asparagus are cooked.
Mix the pan-fried items well and push them to the side of the pan. Add a packet of yakisoba noodles (microwaved for 45 seconds) to the pan. Drizzle some sake or water over the noodles.
Gently loosen the noodles with chopsticks or spatula. As the noodles have been previously warmed in the microwave, they will loosen easily without breaking.
Pour yakisoba sauce (made of Japanese worcestershire sauce pictured above + oyster sauce + soy sauce). Also add a splash of chicken stock (or water) over the contents of the pan. Stir fry everything briskly at high heat until well-mixed.
Garnish with pickled red ginger & dried laver flakes – a yummy Japanese-style fried noodles is ready for lunch!