If you're looking for a noodle dish which is perfect for summer, then you've found it. This simple soba noodle dish is bursting with fresh flavours and subtle chilli heat, and the shrimp makes it incredibly moreish! We love this dish, and as always you can change the meat to suit you, or substitute for tofu or veggies. Just make sure you adjust the cooking time to suit!
Here's what you will need:
In a bowl, combine the chilli sauce, garlic, ginger, and lime, then place the shrimp in the mixture to marinated for an hour. Ensure everything is covered in the flavours.
Cook the soba noodles in a large pan and cook per packet instructions. In the final two minutes of cooking, add the edamame beans. Drain and rinse with cold water.
Heat olive oil and fry the pepper lightly, then add half of the spring onions. Saute for 3 mins.
Add the shrimp, you should only need to cook on each side for 1.5 minutes. Season with soy sauce to your taste.
Add the soba and edamame to the frying pan, and cook for long enough to absorb all the marinade flavours. You can add leftover marinade if you'd like the noodles a little more intensely flavoured.
Finish with a sprinkling of fresh spring onions!
If you're serving this dish for a dinner party, you could serve a side dish of a dressed cucumber salad with soy, rice wine vinegar and sesame seeds. We also recommend serving it with a cold glass of sapporo beer!
Dashi refers to a family of soup stocks used as the base for miso soup and other popular Japanese dishes. This incredibly simple, yet tasty, broth contains extracted umami components, such as amino acids and flavors from kelp and other ingredients to create a tasty balance of flavors.