Soba "Fideos" with Sea Vegetables
Soba "Fideos" with Sea Vegetables might be just the main course you are searching for. Watching your figure? This vegan recipe has 599 calories, 17g of protein, and 30g of fat per serving. This recipe covers 25% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe serves 4. Head to the store and pick up baby radishes and/or baby carrots, wakame pieces, nori, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the olive oil you could follow this main course with the Sauteed Banana, Granolan and Yogurt Parfait as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 1 hour.
Soak wakame in at least 6 cups water for time specified on package, or until tender-crisp. Discard ribs, if any, and finely chop wakame. Strain soaking liquid through a fine-mesh strainer into a medium bowl and add shiitakes.
In a bowl, whisk together miso, 1/2 cup oil, the zest and juice, garlic, and parsley.
Heat remaining 3 tbsp. oil in a large pot over medium heat. Break up soba into roughly 1-in. pieces and toast, stirring often, until deep golden, about 10 minutes.
Pour in the soaking liquid and stir in shiitakes. Cover and cook at a bare simmer about 15 minutes, or until soba is tender.
Stir miso dressing into soba to coat, then add wakame, dulse, and nori. Using a slotted spoon, divide among deep plates and top with baby radishes and/or carrots.
Pour any remaining liquid around soba.
*Find the sea vegetables at Whole Foods Market or Japanese markets, or order online from the Ocean Harvest Sea Vegetable Company (ohsv.net). Nori is also in the Asian aisle of your grocery store. Look for miso in the refrigerated produce section, near the tofu.
Quick twist: Cook the soba in mushroom broth instead of sauting. Spoon the miso dressing into bowls, top with soba, and pour in broth.
Add sliced or diced fresh radishes and carrots, then cilantro sprigs.