Thursday, July 12, 2012

Spicy Cold Soba Noodles

Hot days call for cool things. This is a repost of one of our favorite cold noodle dishes. It's hot spicy but served cold.
 



Spicy Cold Soba Noodles
Source: Jessy F
original recipe from City Cuisine by Mary Sue Miliken and Susan Feniger 

1/3 cup soy sauce
1 tablespoon molasses
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup tahini
1/4 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup chili oil (more or less to taste)
3 tablespoon balsamic or red wine vinegar
1/2 bunch thinly sliced scallions, white and green
1/2 lb soba noodles

large bowl filled with water and ice

Place soy sauce in a pan over high heat and reduce by half. Turn heat to low, stir in molasses, and warm briefly. Transfer to a serving bowl. Add brown sugar through scallions and whisk to combine.

Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add noodles; bring back to a boil, and cook, stirring occasionally, until they just begin to soften, about three minutes.

Have a large bowl of iced water ready. Drain noodles, plunge in ice water, and drain (I just rinse with cold water in the colander). Transfer noodles to the serving bowl that has the sauce, toss well and chill. Serve cold or room temp.


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44 comments:

  1. This looks OUT OF THIS WORLD good! WOW.

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  2. These noodles look perfect my friend, what a recipe :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  3. Love that platter! Have a great weekend, getting hot again.

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  4. This is a great way for me to get my husband to eat something other than white flour pasta..he loves cold sesame noodles!

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  5. Yummy! Perfect for the summer time.

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  6. This sounds wonderful - we're headed to the beach in a few weeks, I'm bookmarking this one for our trip! Thanks

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  7. thanks you of this! really looks and sounds good! I will try this.

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  8. This is absolutely wonderful during our heat wave here..!Very interesting recipe!! XO

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  9. Thanks for reminding me....I love cold soba noodles. This is a super recipe, Carol. Saving...

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  10. I don't usually cook with soba noodles, but this dish looks delish.( We love our Chinese influenced foods at my house.) With this mini heat wave happening right now, its all about eating cold things.

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  11. I never cook with soba noodles. I need to add this to the list of things to try. Perfect recipe for this weather! Happy Weekend.

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  12. OK - I'm making this. For sure. Looks perfect for this weather and I love soba!

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  13. yum..I have the soba noodles,
    but little else.
    when we lost our electric a week ago I had to empty my frig and freezer and are still missing a lot of my stables...

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  14. I am definitely pinning this, my husband will love it!

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  15. You always have the most interesting recipes.

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  16. WOW, it looks really nice, I would love to have a bite of it :D lol

    xx
    http://abudhabifood.blogspot.com

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  17. This does look like the perfect dish for a hot day! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Please come back next week with another great recipe!

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  18. I have never got into eating noodles cold. Will have to wait for the weather to warm up a bit here to give it a try.

    Have a great week.

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  19. This type of dish is very common in Malaysia. I like it but I buy it already cooked at a hawker stall. They do it better than I do!

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  20. Pretty sure I have never had cold noodles before! Not deliberately anyway!

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  21. That sounds really good! I think I would really like that sauce.

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  22. Carol, this dish sounds delicious. I love spicy foods and noodles. Sounds easy too, thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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  23. What a great hot-weather idea!

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  24. I love, love, love soba noodles ... wish they didn't have so many carbs, though :-(

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  25. Hi!, Ate soba noodles just once, your dish looks delicious by the way. Hope you are doing well :) have a nice day

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  26. Cold noodle dishes are the essence of summer, aren't they? I made a cold pasta salad for the 4th of July, and friends here kept saying 'I'm so glad!' I haven't tried cooking with soba noodles, but it looks as though I should. Thanks for sharing!

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  27. I've never heard of soba noodles. Does everyone else in the world know about soba noodles except me? Why have I never heard of them?

    Here's my first ever
    Weekend Cooking: Paris in July.
    Hope you will stop by!

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  28. This looks like a great summer recipe! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday!

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  29. This is one of my favorite hot weather meals. And its' even better with a few leftover veggies thrown in. I swear you could put that sauce on just about anything and I would eat it. I'm anticipating a lot of slurping going on here.

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  30. And I still have not tried soba noodles! The seasonings do sound delicious and cool anything sounds good in this heat.

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  31. Cold soba noodles are one of my favorite summer go-to's. This salad looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing it with Souper Sundays. ;-)

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  32. This sounds like a wonderful summer dish.

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  33. I love cold asian noodle dishes, especially in this heat! Yum.

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  34. This dressing sounds phenomenal! Love the sweet and spicy combo. I too would add more farm fresh veggies and possibly some shrimp as noodles don't like me as much as I like them!

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  35. Oh gosh. I love soba noodles and cold noodles in general. This versions looks great.

    Sorry it took me so long to visit your post. I was out of town and didn't have Internet access.

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  36. I can't stand the idea of hot food right now! Love this!

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  37. I've been in the mood for some cold soba noodles lately. And I actually have a package in my pantry...I've just been too lazy to make them. This sounds like a great excuse - yum!

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  38. These cold soba noodles are perfect for the hot summer days we are facing right now!

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  39. YUM! Love this! My kind of hot weather dinner!

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  40. I adore cold soba noodles and they're in my favorite restaurant salad. Now I have a recipe for home! Great idea for the summertime heat.

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  41. These look amazing, and I'm definitely bookmarking this recipe for future use - thanks for sharing!

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