Recently it has been quite difficult to fing gnocchi in our usual grocery stores, and gnocchi were our staples for late Friday dinners when we arrived in the country. So I have had to find a replacement. Today I tried soba (buckwheat noodles) that I prepared with plenty of greens and I decided to serve them not with some regular sauce made from soya sauce such as tsuyu, but rather a white miso base. And since I had some fresh lemon I also used it. The redult was even better than I expected. The sweet white miso and the lemon are a super match. The lemon taste is very present, cancelling the sweetness of the miso and the miso softening the bitterness of the lemon. So here is my recipe for 2 people.
- 200g of soba noodles, I use 100% buckwheat flour noodles
- 4 tsp of white miso
- 1/4 of lemon
- 1 tsp of soya sauce
- brocoli, brocoli sprouts, green beans, baby spinach... asparagus, green peas, horse beans... are all good too
Boil a large amount of water to cook the soba. In the meantime in a heated pan slightly oiled cook the washed vegetables. The much remsin crispy, so don't over cook them. In a bowl mix together the miso, the lemon juice, the soya sauce. Serve ghe noodles in a large bowl, add the miso dressing and stir well, add the vegetables. Eat right away and have a beautiful weekend. Isumi is under the rain, and work for the museum exhibition is what I have to do today!