Thursday, August 19, 2010
Cold Buckwheat Sesame Noodles!
I had this for lunch today but I made it yesterday. Since I didn't really go food shopping this week because I need to save money and I thought this is a great opportunity to clean out my cupboard. I discovered I had some buckwheat noodles! (among some other good things, which I can share later). I made a quick teriyaki sauce with shoyu, brown rice syrup, sake, apple juice and ginger. I cooked this mixture on the stove until it slightly thickened. Boiled my buckwheat noodles which cooked really fast. Rinsed the noodles with cold water and drained them really well. I then tossed the noddles with toasted sesame oil (just a little) added some of my teriyaki sauce and black sesame seeds. Then I put the whole thing in the frig to chill. I will be making this again, it was that good. It's so surprising and wonderful what dishes can be made with "limited" ingredients. This is a life lesson to see what you can do and be creative with what you have already. I did wish I had some cashew or peanuts to chop and add on top with the cilantro which was divine as a garnish but it really didn't need it! It tasted just fine without the nuts. Here's a recipe for cold sesame noodles.
I encourage you all, to go clean out that cupboard and see the good things waiting to be discovered! and tell me what you find! :-)