Thursday, July 28, 2011
Speedy Soba-Style Noodle Bowl
After spending some time at our old house packing and cleaning and taking Riley to his mandolin lesson, my culinary creativity was waning and it was getting late. I opened up the fridge and found organic pea shoots, julienned carrots, fresh spinach, marinated tofu and thought: soba! Well, in this case, soba-style; I didn't actually have any buckwheat noodles.
Boil the noodles. In another pan wilt the spinach with the carrots until they are barely softened. Turn off the heat and add the pea shoots. The residual heat with steam them slightly, but not make them too limp. Add sliced tofu. Add in the noodles when they are cooked and drained. Dress everything with mixture of rice vinegar, soy sauce, honey, and toasted sesame oil. Add minced garlic and ginger for more flavor. Toss till everything is coated. Serve with a sprinkling of black sesame seeds.