Vegetarian Soba Noodles with Dulse
Use Dulse to enhance this healthy, Japanese inspired dish. The perfect meal choice if you are short of time.
Time 10 mins prep, 10 mins cooking
This dish is the ideal combination of nutrition and flavour. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour (soba means buckwheat in Japanese) and have a mildly nutty flavour. They are great in stir fries, soups and salads and are used throughout Japan as a staple fast food, served hot or cold.
The key to making great soba noodles is to give them a good wash in cold water when they have been cooked. This rinses off the starch and prevents them from sticking together.
Chuck in some colourful veggies for bite and nutrition and you have just made a cheap, fast and healthy meal!
When stir frying, it's important to use an oil that has a high smoke point. Peanut oil is used frequently throughout Asia, but extra light olive oil and coconut oil are also good.
- 2 tbsp Dulse
- Soba noodles (approx 100g per person)
- Oil for stir frying
- 1/2 courgette cut into thin batons/strips
- 1/4 red cabbage, chopped
- 2 handfuls kale
- 1 handful water chestnuts
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and finely chopped or crushed
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp Chinese 5 spice (optional)
- 1 tsp sesame oil
- Bowl of cold water
- Add noodles to a pan of boiling water. Do not add salt.
- While the noodles are cooking, add a small amount of oil to a frying pan or wok and heat until it starts to smoke.
- Add the courgette, cabbage, kale, water chestnuts, garlic and 5 spice. Keep the vegetables moving, either by stirring with a wooden spoon or tossing.
- Cook the veg for approximately 2 minutes then turn off the heat.
- When the noodles are cooked, approx. after 5-8 mins (see packet for length of time), turn off the heat and drain into a colander.
- Have the bowl of cold water ready to transfer the noodles into it then massage the noodles to wash off the excess starch. If you are short on time rinsing them with cold water in the colander is fine.
- Then add the noodles to the wok with the honey, soy sauce, sesame oil and Dulse and heat through quickly with the veg.
- Serve immediately.
- Sprinkle with more Dulse and season to taste.