Wednesday, March 22, 2006

One of My Favorite Recipes From Nigella Lawson


Nigella says: I love the Japanese way of eating cold noodles. I just lift a bowl to my face, fork furiously and slurp. I love eating these as they are, in huge quantities and - preferably - alone. Because they’re served cold, you can profitably keep leftovers for midnight fridge-raiding later. Boxed into foil containers, they are the perfect, if unconventional, food to take along for a picnic.

75g sesame seeds
250g soba noodles
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
5 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons sesame oil
5 spring onions

Toast 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 packet 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 spring onions 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.


Anonymous Vanessa said...

Yum, that sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

12:19 PM  
Blogger Julia said...

It doesn't take much to tweak my craving for cold soba noodles, and this has done it again! Thanks for posting the recipe, must try it.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Miss V said...

These are wonderful and I usually double the recipe. I always have them in the fridge ready to go!

10:11 AM  

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