Sunday, August 12, 2012
My lettuce completely bolted a long while ago, but just before they all reached the end (and before my technical problems), I was able to harvest some beautiful leaves and toss them with these soba noodles, cucumbers, and scallions in a peanut sauce. The peanut sauce was made with chunky peanut butter, a little OJ, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, and lots of garlic and ginger. The whole thing is garnished with some fresh chopped mint.
I LOVE noodles - basically any kind of noodle from a southern noodle dumpling, to Singapore rice noodles. I think wide rice noodles top the list, with soba just behind. I learned something recently about soba noodles...After they are cooked, they need to be not only drained, but rinsed - and rinsed well. Rinsed so that all the starch is removed. This leaves you with a great pile of cold soba with a great al dente texture. I've made a similar salad before, but rinsing the soba well really improved the dish.
What are you harvesting this week? Have you replaced lettuce with another crop? How are you using this week's harvests? I'd love to know! Link below to join the Garden to Table Challenge.