Sunday, 8 September 2013

Soba noodles with prawns and broccolini

It's Sunday. The good Lord once said it was our day of rest but I think we often do more on a Sunday than any other day of the week. It's like we want to pack in every bit of fun, or finish our list of chores, or watch all the shows that we recorded during the week. So what you need, my friends, is a really simple but tasty dinner. I am a massive fan of the super tasty super quick super healthy food. You can't go wrong with this recipe. It's just when I have wine with it that the health percentage drops ever so slightly. Oh well. Happy Sunday xo 

Serves 4


250g soba noodles (or thereabouts)
1 bunch broccolini, sliced on the diagonal
2 teaspoon oil (sunflower if you have it, otherwise canola is ok)
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoon tamari
1 tablespoon mirin
12 cooked, peeled (tails intact) prawns, deveined
4 spring onions, thinly sliced
2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


Cook the soba noodles according to the packet instructions. Drain and refresh under cold water. Set aside.

Blanch the broccolini in a saucepan of boiling, salted water for 2 minutes or until just tender, then drain and refresh. Set aside.

Heat the oil in a large frypan over medium heat. Add the noodles, broccolini, sesame oil, tamari and mirin, tossing everything together well for 2 minutes or until warmed through and combined. Remove from the heat, then toss with the prawns and spring onion.

Divide among plates, scatter with sesame seeds and serve.