Banana-Leaf Wrapped Steamed Fresh Cod with Udon Noodles in a Mushroom Dashi Broth
Blanch the udon noodles according to the package instructions and then shock in cold water. Set aside as you prepare the rest of the dish.
Strain the broth and return to the pan. Rinse the mushrooms under cold water to cool, and slice thinly. Return the sliced mushrooms to the pan, and set over a low flame to keep warm while you prepare the fish.
Lightly season the fish with salt and white pepper, and brush with the glaze. Wrap in a banana leaf and place in a bamboo steamer. Steam the fish until cooked through, about 5 to 6 minutes.
To serve the dish, divide the noodles among 4 Asian-style soup bowls, and pour 1 cup of the broth in each bowl. Unwrap the banana leaves, being sure to pour any accumulated juices into the soup bowls for added flavor, and place the steamed fish in the bowl with the noodles. Garnish with the green onions and cilantro and serve immediately while hot.