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Soba noodles with Shiitake and charred onion broth, roasted cabbage

4 chicken bones
2 large yellow onions-peeled and halved
½ cup dark soy sauce
12oz dried shiitake mushroom
8oz smoked slab bacon piece
1 jalapeno-sliced
grapeseed oil as needed
1 heat tender sweet cabbage- cut into wedges (my favorite type of cabbage, substitute green cabbage if you cant find it)
3 T togarashi
1 package soba noodles or substitute your favorite noodles or homemade version
salt and pepper to taste

Garnish: lime wedges, fried shallots, sesame oil, cilantro sprigs, scallions sliced on the bias-green part only
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Arrange the chicken bones in a single layer on unlined sheet trays. Roast in the oven to 35-40 minutes or until dark brown and crispy. Place sliced onions in a foil lined sauté pan, faceside down. Leave for 25-30 minutes creating a black exterior on the face of the onion. Once the bones are roasted, pour off the fat and put the bones in a large stock pot with the burned onions, soy sauce, dried mushrooms, bacon, and jalapeno. Scrape off the fond on the sheet trays from the chicken bones using water. Pour the fond and water into the stock pot. Fill the pot with cold water just until it covers the contents of the pan. Place over medium high heat and bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium low heat and simmer for 3-3.5 hours. Strain the broth into a clean pot, season with salt and pepper to taste. Over medium high heat, reduce the stock to roughly 5 qts of liquid, skimming the fat and impurities as it simmers. Keep warm.

In the same 425 degree oven, toss the cabbage wedges in enough grapeseed oil to lightly coat the cabbage. Season with salt, pepper, and togarashi.Lay in a single layer on sheet trays and roast until the edges begin to char and the hearts are tender. Roughly 20-25 minutes. Remove from the sheet tray. Allow to cool (enough to handle) Cut the core out and separate the leaves. Set aside.

In a large pot on boiling salted water, cook the soba noodles according to the package. I like to go a little less than the time recommended to keep the noodles al dente.