2 - 3 tbsp of sesame seeds toasted
a hearty handful of roughly chopped cilantro
To toast the sesame seeds, just place them in a frypan over medium heat and shake every once in a while until slightly brown. These add a lovely texture to your dish.
As for the cilantro, in my world you can never have too much cilantro, ever.
The sauce can be whipped up in a few minutes. This amount of sauce is based on 2 bundles of soba noodles.
2 tbsp sriracha
2 tbsp soya sauce
1 tbsp of lime juice
1/2 tsp of sesame oil
1 tbsp of veg oil
1 clove of garlic minced
This version is spicy. If you would like it just a little spicy, then add less sriracha and more lime juice. In order to make this meal quickly, don't pull out your measuring spoons, just eyeball it and make sure to taste it before you toss your noodles in it.
This simple lunch has become a blog post for the lovely ladies in the workroom at school. They smell me heating up this ten minute noodle dish and exclaim, "What's in that? It smells so good." It's true, it smells very yummy. So, I'm sharing this quickie that I make when in a pinch or wanting some spicy noodles. I never use measurements for this, and you don't need to either. I will give you some approximations for the sauce, but you need to adjust for your taste.
Soba or buckwheat noodles only take 3 minutes to cook! I usually cook two bundles and there is enough for a snack and a lunch or two for the family. Cilantro is a must here, in my opinion, but I sometimes also add other veggies: thinly chopped kale, snow peas, julienned carrots or peppers. You could add the veggies to the last minute of boiling if you wanted to slightly cook them or just go raw.
This dish really does only take 10 minutes. And I don't mean the chef's version of 10 minutes, I mean real people's 10 minutes. It is good cold or hot and great as a leftover. I hope you enjoy!
I'm a mom, a wife, a teacher, a retired rafting guide, a displaced Nova Scotian and a cook. Grab a glass of wine, put on some tunes and come cook with me, it will be tasty.