As you might know if you’re a regular reader of this website, I’ve spent the past 3 months travelling around the UK, my home country, and the rest of Europe. As of today, I’m back!
It’s been a great summer – not least of all for the food. I’d defy anyone to say that the UK isn’t at the forefront of amazing cooking these days, and of course, continental Europe is a food-lover’s dream; from the fruit we bought at farmer’s markets at the side of the road in France to the cheeseless pizza we got from the local pizza window in Duino, absolutely everything was phenomenal.
However, I got to cook along the way too, with access to some ingredients that you just can’t get here in the tropics! This recipe is one of those that I threw together in Edinburgh; a super simple, super cheap, super comforting recipe for a night with a chill, or a body that’s a little exhausted.
This is a definite 5-minute meal, or at least a 6 and a half minute meal!
1 nest soba noodles
a few chunks of firm tofu (fried or unfried)
a good handful of fresh or dried seaweed
2 cups boiling water
1 tablespoon miso paste
Bring a pan of water to the boil, then add in the soba noodles and bring down to a simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until they are soft. Be sure not to overcook them as they can go mushy
Drain, rinse quickly with cold water and put them into a deep bowl
In a pan, stir the miso paste into the boiling water, then add the chunks of firm tofu and seawee and stir well
Pour this mixture over the noodles, sprinkle some seaweed on top, and enjoy!
Miso is a pretty magical ingredient – as well as purportedly being used to fight off radiation poisoning, it’s a good source of fiber, as is soba. That means that if you’re struggling to stay “regular”, this is a pretty good meal for you!
This recipe is making me miss rainy, breezy Scottish nights already…