peanut & sesame soba noodles
Soba noodles are made of buckwheat and carry numerous health benefits. They are a source of protein, contain no fat or cholesterol, and are gluten free. But who cares, they are delicious, especially when prepared with such fine ingredients like sesame, peanut butter and freshly chopped peanuts!
Ingredients for two:
- 200g of soba noodles
- 3 TBS white sesame seeds
- 0.5 TS chili flakes
- 3 TBS sunflower or rapeseed oil
- 1 TBS sesame oil
- 1 TBS peanut butter
- 1 TBS soy sauce
- 4 TBS milk
- Chives for decoration
First of all, toast the sesame seeds in a non-sticking frying pan on medium heat for about five minutes until brown, then finely grind them in a mortar until the paste gets oily. Add the sesame oil and keep on grinding until you have a smooth paste. Set aside.
With a big knife, chop the peanuts (I took salted peanuts) and set aside.
Heat a big pan of water and cook the noodles for about seven minutes, be careful not to overcook them.
In a small sauce pan, mix the paste with the rest of the ingredients (except the noodles of course) and heat slowly. Stir until you have a smooth, semi-liquid sauce. Add more milk if the sauce is too thick.
On a deep dish, first pour the sauce, then add the noodles on top, then sprinkle with the chopped peanuts and chives.