Thursday, September 04, 2008

Soba Noodles with Summer Cherry Tomatoes

Copyright 2008 by Cooking With The Single Guy

½ cup cherry tomatoes, assorted colors
3 oz. dried soba noodles
1 T soy sauce
2 t sesame oil
2 t sugar
juice from one lime
sesame seeds and nori for garnish

In a small bowl, halve the cherry tomatoes in assorted sizes, squeezing just a few to get some juice. Mix together with soy sauce, lime juice, sugar and sesame oil. Let sit for 5 minutes. (You can also prepare this ahead of time and refrigerate.)

In boiling pot, add soba noodles and cook to the package’s instructions. (Typically about 3 minutes.) Rinse with cold water and drain.

Arrange noodles in a shallow bowl or plate and top with cherry tomatoes and sauce. Garnish with sesame seeds and strips of nori (dried seaweed). Serve immediately.

Makes one serving.

Pair with a glass of dry sake.

TIP: For the nori, I just got a sheet of dry seaweed I use to make sushi maki rolls or musubi and then I sliced thin strips to sprinkle on top. But you can experiment with other garnish like pickled ginger or some thin slices of cucumber. Anything’s possible!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh yum, this sounds tasty! I love the East-Meets-West harmony of this dish. With this unending heatwave, it sounds like the perfect, al fresco dinner.