Soba with Toasted Sesame Seed Sauce
Soba noodles are available in Japanese food stores, whole food stores, and some supermarkets. You can add any vegetables to this dish that you enjoy or have on hand, or serve just the noodles with sesame seeds.
|1/2 cup||sesame seeds|
|8 ounces||dried soba noodles|
|2 tablespoons||balsamic vinegar|
|1 tablespoon||white sugar|
|2 1/2 tablespoons||soy sauce|
|1 clove||garlic, minced|
|1 teaspoon||dark sesame oil|
|5||green onions, chopped|
|3 cups||broccoli florets|
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
Pour the sesame seeds onto a rimmed baking sheet. Toast the seeds in the oven for 10 to 12 minutes, until they are a rich brown around the edges.
Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook them for 5 to 6 minutes, or until they are just tender. Drain them, rinse them well with cold water, and drain them again.
In a large mixing bowl, mix together the vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil and green onions. Add the noodles, and the toasted sesame seeds. Toss well, then stir in the broccoli. Let the dish sit for 30 minutes at room temperature before serving.