Sunday, March 4, 2012
Noodles are my new BFF
Hi! Yeah, it has been a while. Since we spoke last I went to California for Annie's birthday. I got to see Parker. Parker had the stomach flu the night before I arrived. The first night I was there Annie got the stomach flu. Next night? Yup. Me.
But you know what? It was totally worth it to get to see my sweeties. All of them. Parker, Annie and Tim and Evan. I even got to meet Evan's sweetie. Ok ok, enough about me and more about food.
Dr. Food is in China and India. I am cooking for me. I resorted to an old favorite food when Dr. Food is gone. Anchovy and garlic in Pasta with parmesan and an egg on top.
I was still feeling a bit "meh" and the egg broke. I ended up scrambling it into the pasta. Tasted good.
I always let the pasta get a little crunchy.
While I was in California (day before I got sick) Annie got me addicted to Green Shakes. Now I can't stop. So, I have been drinking lots of em while Dr. Food is away.
Yum...Kale, Orange, Ginger, Carrot! This led me down the slippery slope of eating healthy. I was perusing Pinterest and saw a recipe for Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce. Oh.My.God. Make it. Just do it. It is now one of my very favorites.
So easy. I love you Simply Reem "What? You don't know me? I know but that is ok"
The sauce would be good for anything. Well, not anything, but chicken or fish.
"Soba Noodles I love you!
Soba Noodles yes, I do!
Soba Noodles are my bff!
Soba Noodles are better than Teff!
Soba Noodles Marry Me!
Soba Noodles I want some tea!
Soba Noodles I must go!
Soba Noodles steal the show!"
Shut up I am not crazy I am bored.
Just make this!
Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce
Soba noodles – 1 9oz packet.
Salt and Pepper as per taste.
Sesame seeds – 2 Tbsp lightly toasted.
Cucumber thinly julienne optional.
Lime wedges optional.
For Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce-
Scallions – 1 ½ cup finely chopped.
Ginger – 2 Tbsp minced.
Cilantro – ¼ cup chopped.
Sesame oil/ grape seed oil/ any neutral oil – 2-3 Tbsp.
Chili oil – 2 tsp.
Soy sauce – 1Tbsp.
Rice wine vinegar – 2 Tbsp.
Honey – 2 Tbsp.
Salt – 1 tsp, as soy sauce is salty too so be careful with the salt.
Black pepper – 1 tsp.
Mix all the ingredients for Sweet Ginger Scallion sauce in the bowl, check for the seasoning. Keep it aside for 10 -15 minutes for the flavors to develop.
Boil the soba noodles as per the instruction on the package, If you need them cold drain well with the cold water once they are cooked or just drain the water in which they boiled if you like them hot.
Add the sauce, sesame seeds and toss the noodles well, check for the seasoning one last time. Sprinkle lime juice if you like and also if you like add some julienne cucumber, give a final toss and Enjoy!!!