Monday, March 19, 2012

Asian Noodles

For over a year now my go to food in my pantry has been these
awesome soba noodles made with sweet potato and buckwheat
from King Soba

Stealing some wise words well written on the package
"the humble noodle is one of the most nourishing fast foods on earth..
these unusual noodles contain sweet potato -a source of dietary fiber and
antioxidants, and buckwheat - a gluten free plant which is a good source of
protein with a low glycemic index.

And, in my own words - they taste awesome!
Great texture, meaty bite, quick and inexpensive.

This recipe is a variation of the cold noodles we make at Lily's
I use far less oil and have added a few veggies.  

Honestly, most of the time if I'm hungry and in a hurry I don't 
bother chopping the veg and just use garlic, ginger and scallions

You can take this basic recipe and go anywhere you wish with 
ingredients, technique..... make it yours.

I 9oz package of noodles, cooked as directed on package and run
under cold water, set aside

3-4 scallions, white and greens parts, thinly sliced
1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 inch piece of ginger, minced
pinch or more of red pepper flakes

Optional -
diced red pepper, carrots, green beans, asparagus, sautéed cabbage, etc.

3-4 T oil - I use grape seed or sunflower
(remember that canola is full of GMO's)

1-2 T sesame seeds, if you have them on hand and feel like adding them

2 T tamari

Place prepared noodles in a bowl and add scallions and veggies, if using

In a medium skillet, heat the oil and add ginger, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds (if using)
when ginger is sizzling and fragrant, doesn't take long, add the garlic and tamari, swirling pan
to combine and remove from heat - you don't want to burn your garlic -
Pour over noodles and toss to coat.


1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh, Kyra, I am SOOO glad you posted this... I have been dreaming about those noodles ever since you whipped them up that night after the wine and cheese shindig!