Ginger Soba Noodles

Total Time:
24 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
4 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 6 ounces soba ( buckwheat) noodles*
  • For dressing:
  • 1 -inch piece fresh gingerroot
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Asian sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon sugar, if desired
  • Salt
  • *Available at Asian markets and natural foods stores
Directions

In a 4-quart kettle bring 3 1/2 quarts salted water to a boil for noodles. Have ready a large bowl of ice and cold water.

Make dressing: Peel and grate ginger to yield 1 tablespoon. In a small sieve set over a small bowl press gingerroot to extract juice. In a bowl stir together 1 teaspoon ginger juice and remaining dressing ingredients with salt, to taste.

Add noodles to boiling water and cook 2 to 4 minutes, or until al dente. Drain noodles in a colander and immediately transfer to ice water. Swish noodles until cold and drain well. Add noodles to dressing and toss well. Noodles may be made 1 hour ahead and chilled, covered. Toss noodles before serving.


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