Monday, January 31, 2011

Soba Noodles

Soba Noodles with Kim Chee
Developed January 31, 2011 from an Internet antecedent.
1/2 cup sesame seeds
8 ounces soba noodles
2 T balsamic vinegar
1 T rice wine vinegar
1 t white sugar
2-1/2 T soy sauce
1 clove garlic, minced
1 t dark sesame oil
1/4 c green onions, finely diced
1/4 c cilantro, chopped coarsely
Toast the seeds in a small skillet over medium heat until they are a rich golden color, and set aside to cool on a plate. Meanwhile, bring 3 qts of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles, with stirring, return to a boil and cook for 5 minutes. Drain them, rinse well with cold water, and drain again. Mix together the vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil and green onions in a 2 qt bowl. Add the noodles, and the toasted sesame seeds. Toss well. Let the dish sit for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving. Top with kim chee. Serves six.