The finger limes in this recipe are a real specialty item and can be hard to find. If they are not available anywhere near you, use segments from a small lime. Just a little bit goes a long way as you do not want to combat the robust miso and the delicate crab.
4 oz Jonah all-leg crab meat
2T Miso paste (shiro)
2 servings Udon noodles – cooked (follow package instructions)
Shaved baby bella mushrooms
Sliced red Fresno peppers (optional)
2 finger limes, cleaned
In a small saucepot, bring 3 cups of water to simmer. Whisk in the hondashi and let it simmer for one minute to dissolve. Whisk in the miso paste until it is dissolved and set aside, keeping it warm.
Put one serving of udon each in two warmed bowls. Arrange on the top of the noodles the mushrooms, scallions and sprouts (and fresno peppers if you like it spicy).
Serve the bowls, pouring the broth over the garnishes. Finish with finger lime arils (caviar-like pods of the lime).