Look for Japanese soba noodles in the ethnic-food section of your supermarket.
6 ounces uncooked soba (buckwheat noodles)
1 (1-pound) sushi-grade tuna steak
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup finely chopped English cucumber
1 cup shredded carrot
1/2 cup julienne-cut radishes
1/3 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup finely chopped green onions
3 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon peanut oil
1 1/2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
How to Make It
Cook noodles according to package directions; drain and rinse under cold water. Drain; set aside.
Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle both sides of tuna with 1/4 teaspoon salt and black pepper. Place tuna in pan, and cook for 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Transfer to a platter; cool slightly. Cut tuna into 6 equal pieces.
Combine noodles, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, cucumber, and remaining ingredients except sesame seeds in a large bowl; toss well to combine. Arrange 1 cup noodle mixture onto each of 6 plates. Top each serving with 1 teaspoon sesame seeds and 1 tuna piece.
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Definitely not enough for six!! More like 3 perhaps (ashamed to say how much my husband and I ate)
Great quick meal for summer. Would serve as a nice luncheon to guests but not sure if I'd serve for a dinner party. I added some edamame and used a bit of five spice powder on the tuna steaks. Used sushi-quality yellowfin.
Easy to throw together and absolutely delicious. Took me about 35 minutes start to finish.
I used grapeseed oil in place of the peanut oil and didn't add any sugar at all. I also substituted finely diced red onion for the green, only because it's what I had but it added a beautiful color to the veggie mix and wasn't overpowering at all. I used my cast iron grill pan for the tuna, which doesn't require even cooking spray to be nonstick and the piece was only 1" thick, so only took 2 minutes on each side.
The recipe says serves 6 but who are they kidding? I used about 10 ounces of tuna for my husband and I and kept the other ingredients as is. Satisfying meal for us both, and honestly I didn't finish all of mine, but serving 6? I don't think so!
This is a definite keeper.
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