Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Recipe: Soba Noodle Salad (Gordon Ramsay)

Hello everyone, I'm back! We were in Scotland for the last 3 weeks, visiting the sights, doing fun family things as well as indulging in lots of good food. Which means, now that we're back, I need to lose some of that holiday weight.

Soba Noodle Salad

While we were in the UK, I bought Gordon Ramsay's "Ultimate Home Cooking" cookbook, and this recipe caught my eye. It is very quick to make, healthy and thanks to the soba noodles, it is also wholesome and filling. The Japanese vinaigrette dressing, which includes sesame oil, rice vinegar, lemon juice and soy sauce is fragrant and tangy. Though nori seaweed is stated as optional on the original recipe, I would highly recommend that you do not omit this ingredient as it really makes this salad all the more tasty.

This salad can be served as a light lunch or a side dish to an Asian meal (Gordon Ramsay served it with teriyaki salmon).

Healthy and appetizing :)

Soba Noodle Salad
Recipe by Baby Sumo, adapted from  Gordon Ramsay's "Ultimate Home Cooking"
Preparation time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 5 minutes
Serves 2

125g soba noodles
75g sugar snap peas, topped and tailed and halved lengthways
1 1/2 carrots, peeled and sliced into ribbons (use a vegetable peeler)
1 spring onion, trimmed and finely chopped
1.5cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and julienned
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/2 sheet nori seaweed, thinly sliced/shredded

For the dressing
1/2 tbsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp light soy sauce
Juice of 1/4 lemon

1. Cook the soba noodles according to the packet instructions. When almost cooked, add the sugar snap peas and carrots to blanch. Drain once the noodles are cooked.

2. In a small bowl, mix the sesame oil, rice vinegar, soy sauce and lemon juice. Add ginger, seaweed and the dressing to the noodle mixture, season with a little salt and pepper and mix well. Serve.

Note: I omitted the kale from original recipe since I didn't have any in the fridge.

* I am submitting this to the "Cook Like Gordon Ramsay" event which I am co-hosting with Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Mich of Piece of Cake. To join, simply cook or bake any recipe from any Gordon Ramsay websites or cookbooks for the whole month of August 2014. You can link your posts at one of the host's pages.

Your post must be a current post i.e. posted in August 2014 - please do not link older posts.Please mention Cook like a Star in your post and link back to Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Mich of Piece of Cake and Baby Sumo of Eat your heart out.

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* I am submitting this post to "Cook-Your-Books #15" hosted by Joyce.

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  1. Hi Yen,
    Welcome back!
    Your soba noodle salad looks delicious! A healthy dish, perfect for lunch or dinner!

  2. welcome back! this looks like the perfect light meal for these hot & humid days :)

  3. He Yen, yum yum ! This salad dish of yours is delicious, light and quick fix. I've some soba noodle to try out.

  4. Hi Yen,

    I remember than Mich made this noodle salad too... Very fresh and beautiful flavours!


  5. Can't say I'm into Japanese noodles but generally, I'm into noodles or pasta - any kind, cooked in any way. Sure would love to try.

  6. Hi Yen! This noodle salad is prefect for a wholesome light meal.

  7. Welcome back Yen! This soba noodles salad lok oishii and healthy!

  8. Another great recipe, thanks for sharing. I prefer Soba too, healthier and less-fattening :P

  9. Yen , I'm pretty sure you didn't gain any weight at all :D I don't like cold noodles but the dressing is worth considering .

  10. Love this healthy and light soba recipe!


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