Saturday, November 9, 2013

Quick Sesame Soba Noodes

When I look back at my old posts and pictures, I laugh at just how BAD some of the food looks, so bad that you would never make the recipe. My morning laugh today came from my old Buffaloaf (meatloaf made with bison meat) post - we LOVE that recipe and make it all the time, but the photo looks like a brown pile of mush. Not exactly appetizing. This soba noodle recipe has also been posted before, but I am re-posting with a much better picture. That's allowed, right? 

This is one of my all time favorite side dishes, and I love bringing it to work or making it with pork tenderloin. I have even placed a scoop on top of a bed of spinach and called it a salad! 

Quick Sesame Soba Noodles

Ingredients for sauce - 
1/2 cup tahini
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup hot water (depending how thick you like your sauce)
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp freshly minced ginger
1 tsp minced garlic

Ingredients for noodles - 
sliced raw sugar snap peas
thinly sliced green onions
sesame seeds
8 oz soba noodles


Cook soba noodles according to package instructions. When done, drain and rinse noodles in cold water. Set aside.

To make sauce, combine all ingredients (tahini through garlic) in a food processor and process until very smooth. Add the hot water last, while the motor is running. You may need less, just add enough until desired consistency is reached.

To serve, pour sauce over noodles and top with snap peas, green onions, and sesame seeds. 

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carmen, just found your blog via Pinterest. Love your recipes - especially this one! I just started a blog a few months ago, and it is definitely more challenging than I thought. Especially getting great pictures. Can't wait to see more from you!