Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Soba Noodles with Sesame Seeds

we've had scallions in our csa share from open hands farm almost every week since the growing season began. i use them in a lot of my cooking, but this recipe has been a favorite of mine.

soba noodles with sesame seeds {adapted from forever summer by nigella lawson}

1/3 cup sesame seeds
8 ounces soba noodles
2 teaspoons rice vinegar
5 teaspoons soy sauce
2 teaspoons honey
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
5 scallions

toast the sesame seed in a dry pan over high heat until they look golden brown and tip them into a bowl.
bring a large pan of water to boil and add some salt. put in the soba noodles and cook for about 6 minutes (or according
to package instructions) until they are tender but not mushy. have a bowl of ice water waiting to plunge them into after draining.

in the bowl you are going to serve them in, mix the vinegar, soy, honey, ginger, and oil. 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 noodles for about half an hour to let the flavors develop, although this is not absolutely necessary or sometimes even possible.