I’ve always noticed the textures of foods. When I was a kid, I’d even written off certain foods due to their texture. But thankfully I’ve matured since, and I love the texture of chewy noodles. I appreciate that the sauce in this recipe conceals the slight grittiness of the buckwheat in the soba noodles. Also, I love the cilantro in this recipe — it makes it so bright and fresh, so please don’t omit it. The bold flavors of this dish makes it a real crowd-pleaser, and it’s suitable for all ages!
Sesame-Lime Soba Noodles
- Cooking and Prep: 20 m
- Serves: 6
Prepare the Soba Noodles
To make the sauce: In a medium pot, sauté garlic in oil until just golden, being careful not to burn. Add brown sugar, soy sauce, sriracha, lime juice, and lime zest. Allow to simmer until thickened, about three to five minutes.
Add soba noodles, scallions, sesame seeds, and jalapeño or chili pepper and mix. Just before serving, add peanuts and cilantro.
Photography by Moishe Wulliger
Food Styling by Renee Muller