I've been in the kitchen again, this time trying out recipes from Food Network. I came across a recipe for a pork hot pot...that sounded interesting. Only no one in my family really eats pork. So I thought I would modify it a little bit.
Somehow a little bit of modification turned into a lot. Well, not a lot. But I added udon noodles and left out the scallions. Oh yeah, we didn't have sherry so I used vermouth. I love cooking with alcohol. Makes me feel fancy.
I started off making the broth-which made the whole house smell delicious.
Then I strained out the garlic, ginger, and mushroom pieces.
Added my beef, mushrooms, and noodles.
When it was done it looked a little something like this.
The flavors were excellent. I did end up adding some hot water to it to reduce some of the salt (I didn't use low-sodium broth). And if I made it again I would probably cook the noodles first because I think it would taste a bit better that way.
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