I stumbled upon this little gem a while back on Pinterest, yes, that ridiculously addicting website. But look - I am actually making something from it! So the hours of browsing Pinterest and blogs isn't completely going to waste!
When I went to Simply Reem, the blog that originally posted the recipe, I immediately noticed that the ginger scallion sauce was from Momofuku, one of my favorite restaurants in New York City. I knew I'd like this recipe...
This is the perfect example of an "exotic" recipe that is not difficult. You read correctly, I have finally found something that works perfectly for everyone. I get my fix of new and different recipes and those who don't want difficult recipes can rest easy. It's a win-win situation for all!
I chose to use Annie Chun's Buckwheat Soba Noodles. They are cheap and extremely easy to make! Three minutes in water in the microwave. Rinse in cold water. Serve.
I work a full 8.5 hour shift tonight at Starbucks, which means that I get a meal break. You can bet your lucky stars that I will be bringing this for dinner! And you can also bet your lucky stars that this recipe will be made and made again!
Until next time...happy eating!
Buckwheat Soba Noodles with Sweet Ginger Scallion Sauce
12 oz. packet Annie Shun's Buckwheat Soba Noodles salt and pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, lightly toasted cucumber, thinly julienne (optional) lime wedges (optional)
for sweet ginger scallion sauce: 1 1/2 cup scallions, finely chopped 2 tablespoons, ginger, minced 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped 2-3 tablespoons sesame oil, grape seed oil, or any neutral oil 2 teaspoons chili oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Mix all the ingredients for sweet ginger scallion sauce in the bowl, check for the seasoning. Keep it aside for 10 -15 minutes in order to allow 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!!!