Garlic Soba Noodle Recipe

Posted on Oct. 23rd 2010 1 Comment »

If you use powered garlic use a simple dehydrated garlic that has been ground. It has a harsher flavor than most fresh garlic you’ll encounter, and the fragrance it puts off is different as well. Feel free to toss in a few fresh cloves (chopped) in its place if you prefer. In that scenario add the fresh garlic just before the chard.

  • 8 ounces dried soba noodles
  • 3/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan freshly grated
  • big pinch of salt
  • 12 ounces extra firm organic tofu, cut into 6 rectangular slabs
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • a generous splash of olive oil
  • 1 bunch green onions, greens trimmed, thinly sliced
  • 4 big handfuls of chard, spinach or kale - destemmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan, freshly grated
  • a few baby radishes, sliced paper thin

Boil a large pot of water and cook soba noodles per packet instructions or until just tender. I like to salt my water generously as I would other pasta. Drain and set aside.

While the water is coming to a boil, get the tofu started by combining the bread crumbs, Parmesan and salt in a shallow plate. Dunk each piece of tofu in the egg and the press into the bread crumbs. Make sure each piece is nicely coated with crumbs. Place each piece on a parchment-lined baking sheet and repeat with the remaining pieces. Bake in a 375 degree oven or pan-fry in a skillet in a bit of olive oil until both sides are golden, flipping once along the way. Slice into strips and set aside.

Add the olive oil (and bit of salt) to a large skillet over med-high heat. Stir in the green onions, chard, and cook for a minute until the chard collapses. Stir in the soba noodles. Stir in the garlic powder and Parmesan. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with sliced radishes. Serve family-style or on individual plates - each nest of noodles topped with some of the tofu slices.

Serves 4

CALORIES 500 (45% from fat); FAT 17.2 (sat 8.6g, mono 5.35g, poly 2.26g); IRON 3.37mg; CHOLESTEROL 134mg; CALCIUM 715mg; CARBOHYDRATE 58.3g; SODIUM 1191mg; PROTEIN 33.5g; FIBER 1.51g

Source:  www.101cookbooks.com

Posted by poppa-d | in Green Onion, Parmesan, Radish, Recipe, Soba noodle, Tofu

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