Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Nigella's Cold Soba Noodles

If you are looking for a quick and easy noodle recipe for a lunch or picnic, Nigella's Cold Soba Noodles are an awesome choice. They are wonderfully tasty and so easy.

Nigella gives measurements in her recipe, whever I make this I do tend to just throw things in the bowl. It hasn't failed yet.

Cold Soba Noodles
from Forever Summer by Nigella Lawson

1/3 cup sesame seeds
225g soba noodles
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
5 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
5 spring onions

Toasted the sesame seeds in a dry pan over a high heat until they look golden brown, and tip them into a bowl.

Bring a large pan of water to the boil and add some salt. Put in the soba noodles and cook them for about 6 minutes (or according to package instructions) until they are tender but not mushy. Have a bowl of iced water waiting to plunge them into after draining.

In the bowl you are going to serve them in, mix the vinegar, soy sauce, honey and oil. Then finely slice the scallions and put them into the bowl with the cooled drained noodles and mix together thoroughly before adding the sesame seeds and tossing again.

Leave the sesame seed noodles for about half an hour to let the flavours develop, although this is not absolutely necessary or sometimes even possible. Serves 4 as part of a meal; or 2 when eaten, gratifyingly, as they are.

Many thanks to this article on Slashfood for the recipe (because my copy of Forever Summer is in the other room and too far away!)

1 comment:

  1. I love this recipe! I use a little less sesame seeds though.