Monday, July 23, 2012

Meatless Monday: lazy soba noodle stir fry

 This is pretty much the yakisoba recipe, but with extra veg and (horror of horrors!) sweet chilli sauce. So it's lazy and its soba noodles and it's delicious. So delicious in fact, it's on my menu again this week! You'll hear no complaints from us.

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Serves 4

Soba noodles
2 carrots, julienned
3 cups various chopped veggies
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 green onions/scallions
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sweet chilli sauce
1 tbs sambal oelek or chili paste
toasted sesame seeds


1. Saute the carrots, veg, garlic and light-green part of green onion/scallion over medium heat 5 minutes or until soft and beginning to brown.

2. Meanwhile, cook soba noodles in boiling water 2 minutes, then drain and refresh.

3. Add noodles to veggies, turn heat down and add soy sauce, sweet chili, and sambal oelek.

4. Turn up to re-heat without boiling sauce too much. Serve sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.

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  1. I use sweet chilli sauce when I'm lazy and desperate too - but I always squeeze in half a lime to balance out the super sweetness. Sesame seeds are a must with soba noodles too, so good!

  2. ooh yum!  I really need a chinatown visit to boost my noodle supplies :) ....bit low on photos to be joining in this week, I've been too hungry to stop and take photos before I eat lately!

  3. I love noodles and "lazy" is right up my alley! This sounds yummy!

  4. Yep it's a good combination here!

  5. Soba noodles are great and make such a quick healthy meal with vegetables. I like using sweet chilli sauce when I am short on time. I love the combination of fresh garlic, ginger and sweet chilli sauce. mmmmm

  6. Oh yes, the ginger gets me every time! I like to put it in as often as possible :)

  7. I'm so lazy I haven't even tried soba noodles yet. but i'm sure i will, because you wrote about them on here. i have no horrors about sweet chilli sauce. i like it.

  8. Hi, this is my first time joining Meatless Monday. Love the idea of cooking non-meat dishes. Your soba noodle stir fry looks delicious. Just my type of dish. Easy and healthy. 

  9. this is just about my speed.  dinner next tuesday!