Thursday, 7 August 2014

Soba Salad

Soba is one of my family's favourite noodles and I usually make it when I am pressed for time and cannot cook a full Chinese meal with dishes and soup. 


This flavourful and easy to do Soba Salad from Gordan Ramsay was our dinner on a Sunday evening when we came home fairly late and I had to whip up something real quick. 


The mix of sauce gave the noodles and vegetables a lovely refreshing, yet light, flavours. I served this together with some sushi for a light and healthy Japanese dinner. 


Soba Salad (4 servings)
Recipe by Gordon Ramsay

Ingredients
  • 300g soba noodles
  • 100g kale, stalks removed, leaves shredded or torn (I used Chinese Kai Lan)
  • 150g sugarsnap peas, topped and tailed, halved lengthways (I replaced with frozen corn)
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced into ribbons (use a vegetable peeler)
  • 2 spring onions, trimmed and finely chopped
  • 3cm piece of fresh root ginger, peeled and finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1–2 tsp rice vinegar
  • 1–1½ tbsp soy sauce
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 sheet of nori seaweed, finely sliced (optional)
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • White sesame seeds for topping (my own addition)
Method
  • Cook the soba noodles according to the packet instructions. When almost cooked, add the kale, sugarsnaps and carrots to the pan to blanch. Drain once the noodles are tender.
  • Add all the remaining ingredients to the noodle mixture, season with a little salt and pepper, stir well and serve.
This is for Cook Like A Star hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo of Eat Your Heart Out and Mich of Piece of Cake. 




23 comments:

  1. This salad looked delicious... It is one of my favorite too... 1 helping plz.. ^-*

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  2. Mich, that's a very appetizing salad! Would love to have a bowl!

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  3. Hi Mich, I made cold soba but didn’t add greens in it. This really a appetizing salad ... yummy and refreshing!

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  4. A very delicious noodle salad..just the right one for my lunch!

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  5. This looks delicious and healthy. Also has great colors.

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  6. Looks very delicious! I have never tried cooking soba at home, time to change that!

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  7. I like soba but not served cold :D Love the look of this salad though , so refreshing !

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  8. This soba salad looks addictive, delicious recipe :D
    And most don't like it cold, but I certainly do!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  9. Hi Mich,

    I like this nice, healthy and easy soba salad.Sounds very delicious and refreshing :D

    Zoe

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  10. I saw this recipe some time ago, but i have never tried it!
    Your soba salad looks delicious!

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  11. Hi Mich,
    I love this simple yet nice and healthy soba noodles.
    Thanks for sharing.
    mui

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  12. wow, damn delicious and comforting meals!!!
    lovin it with raw or slightly seared then slices sashimi grade tuna or salmon fillet

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  13. Ooo, this looks delicious! And so pretty, colorful, full of yummy vegetables :)

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  14. Your salad looks so healthy and very delicious!

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  15. A lovely tasty salad. I love all the veg you have used. It makes it a very healthy dish! Beautiful!

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  16. Sounds like a brilliant easy dinner, nice fresh flavours too.

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  17. i hv made something like thisbefore so i know it's delicious and love the vibrant look of your soba dish!

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  18. I love soba noodle & this looks so good ! Will surely give this ago . Thanks for sharing , Mich ;)

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  19. So happy seeing soba used in salad like this, which is rarely found in Japan. I enjoy all kinds of soba salad, and I'd love to try yours next time I make soba salad. Looks yummy!

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  20. I saw this in his cookbook and also thought of using kailan to replace kale since kale is so expensive over here.

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