This recipe was in my Inbox one morning, and it's become one of my favorite dishes. It's supposed to be a side dish, but it's very good for indulging late at night on your own when you feel like a midnight nosh.
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- 1/4 cup sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons mirin (rice wine)
- 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 8 ounces soba noodles
- 3 medium radishes, cut into 1/8 inch rounds and then into 1/8 inch strips
- 2 medium scallions, trimmed and sliced thin on bias
- 1/2 cup bean sprouts
- 1Toast the sesame seeds in a small skillet over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 2 1/2 minutes.
- 2Set 1 tablespoon seeds aside.
- 3Place the remaining seeds in the jar of a blender.
- 4Add the oil and process on low speed for 10 seconds.
- 5Scrape down the sides of the blender and process for another 10 seconds.
- 6Add the soy sauce, mirin, and vinegar and process to combine, about 5 seconds.
- 7Set the dressing aside.
- 8Bring 3 quarts of water to a boil in a medium pot.
- 9Add the salt and soba noodles and boil until al dente, about 4 minutes.
- 10Drain the noodles in a colander and return them to the cooking pot.
- 11Add cold water to the pot, swishing the noodles around to wash away the starch.
- 12Drain well.
- 13Transfer the noodles to a large mixing bowl and toss with the dressing.
- 14Let stand 5 minutes.
- 15Add the radishes, scallions, sprouts, and reserved tablespoon sesame seeds and toss to combine.
- 16Serve immediately.
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Nutritional Facts for Cold Sesame Noodle Salad
Serving Size: 1 (76 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 212.7
- Calories from Fat 70
- Total Fat 7.8 g
- Saturated Fat 1.0 g
- Cholesterol 0.0 mg
- Sodium 1057.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 31.3 g
- Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
- Sugars 0.7 g
- Protein 7.5 g
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