SOBA NOODLES – COLD & HOT – 2 RECIPIES

First things first, welcome to my blog. I’m Zoe from the land of Kernow! I love where I live, food, crafts and all things mumsy! I’m new to this so leave a comment, or give me a like if you enjoyed my first post ๐Ÿ™‚

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So I thought I would begin with my favourite food! Soba noodles, ย Japanese buckwheat noodles SO delicious & healthy, their filled with fibre, iron and their gluten free. I like to enjoy them very simply, either as refreshing salad, or as a warming light noodle soup! Both can be made in under 10 minutes.

COLD NOODLES

This zingy light refreshing salad is delicious alone, or as a side to prawns, chicken whatever tickles your fancy! This can be made in bulk and it’ll last in the fridge for a couple of days and will be nicer the next day, good for lunches you can prepare in advance grab and go!img_5838_fotor

Bring a pan of water to a rolling boil, add a pinch of salt and throw in your noodles, give them a quick stir to prevent sticking. Cook them according to packet instructions usually around 4 minutes. Once cooked immediately after rinse throughly with cold water, they can be quite starchy so if you leave them their prone to sticking to a gooey mess! Set side, in a mixing bowl combine your soy sauce, light or dark whichever your preference, toasted sesame seed oil, lime juice, pepper to taste add your noodles, beans, spring onions, bean sprouts, & coriander. Mix well, I prefer to use my hands to really mix it well! I like to top mine with sesame seeds and your done! Easy, you can use this as a base layer and add whatever you want asparagus, carrots, broccoli whatever you’ve got in the fridge. If you like things spicy add some chilli oil.

INGREDIENTS

100g Soba noodles
20g Edamame beans
40g Bean sprouts
2 spring onions
2 TSP Soy sauce
1 TSP Toasted sesame seed oil
Half a lime
Pepper, to taste
Coriander, to taste

Serves one

HOT NOODLES

This has to be my favourite food, literally ever and the best thing about it, its different every time I make it! Its a dish thats comforting and warm, and filling but still light and not heavy.

img_5834_fotorCook your noodles in salted boiling water for recommended time, and just because this is a hot dish the noodles still need to be throughly rinsed before dumping them into your broth. You can cook the broth and the noodles along side each other, but if you’re like me and try to minimise dishes, then after you’ve finished cooking the noodles set aside and use the same pan bring water to a boil and add your stock, miso paste, chilli, garlic and ginger whisk to combine. Cook for a few minutes to let the flavours melt together. Place noodles in your serving bowl, and pour over that deliciously savoury hot broth over the top and sprinkle over your coriander, spring onions and sesame seeds, and with a drizzle of chilli infused oil. AAAMAZING. Again you can add whatever you like to this, I love this with pak choi, mushrooms can throw any veg in here and just cook in the broth until tender.

INGREDIENTS

100g Soba noodles
400ml/2 cups of water
1 TSP Stock paste
50g Miso paste
1 TSP Chilli paste
1 TSP ginger paste
2 Garlic cloves
1 Lime wedge
Coriander, to taste
Sprinkle of sesame seeds
Drizzle of chilli infused oil
Can add salt & pepper if you wish I donโ€™t like to use much salt and I donโ€™t need it in this dish its flavourful enough.

Serves one

Thanks for taking the time to read my first post! ๐Ÿ˜€ I hope you can take something from these recipes or maybe even give them a go, if you do let me know I’d be thrilled to hear from you!

 

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Love soba! Yay for cold noodle dishes.

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    1. Thank you! Me too, their my favourite, so tasty & so versatile ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„

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  2. Like the cold noodle salad, and the fact that you choose to hand mix.

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    1. Always best to hand mix! Using spoons and tongs just isn’t the same ๐Ÿ˜„ Thanks for taking the time to have a look Donald ๐Ÿ˜Œ

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  3. chefkreso says:

    Incredible photos, thanks for sharing, looks awesome ๐Ÿ˜Š

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    1. thank you so much! Nice to hear that you think my photos are good! Only an amature ๐Ÿ˜‚

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