It all started when Kurt send me an idea for steamed pickled jalapeños yesterday while I was at work. I have never pickled anything before and been dying to give it a try. My first year of gardening is turning out well. So far I have harvested tomatoes, jalapeños and serrano peppers. I was also given a gift of a large zippy bag full of cherry peppers that I might stuff with cheese and am thinking of pickling. When I got home last night the desire to pickle something was so strong I made a decision I was going to pickle my serranos and jalapeños. I don’t know anyone else that pickles on a Monday night…. I stopped at my local Walmart to pick up a canner but I can never just buy one thing at Walmart so I bought a few other things. One of those things was Cha Soba noodles, green tea buckwheat and wheat flour noodles flavored with green tea. If you are not aware of the benefits of green tea I strongly encourage you to do some reading. At first, I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them but the idea intrigued me too much. I spend a good part of the day trying to figure out how to cook these noodles and this is what I can up with. As per my guinea pig, aka Hubby, this is a great and simple meal that must be repeated.
I bought a fantastic piece if sushi grade tuna. Drizzled it with sesame oil, coated with black and white sesame seeds, seasoned it and then seared for a minute on each side.
Cook the noodles until al dente. Then prepare the sauce by combining vinegar, soy sauce, garlic chili paste, oyster sauce and wasabi powder. Preheat a pan, add noodles and the sauce. Saute a minute. To serve, plate noodles and serve with sliced tuna.
Green Tea Noodles with Sesame Wasabi Tuna
- 1 sushi grade tuna steak
- 1/2 tbsp each black and white sesame seeds
- 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
- salt to taste
- 1 package cha soba noodles
- 1 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tbsp garlic chili paste
- 1 tsp oyster sauce
- 1 tsp wasabi powder
- 1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Cook noodles until al dente.
- 2. Season tuna steak with salt. Drizzle with sesame oil. Coat with sesame seeds.
- 3. Combine last four ingredients together to make sauce.
- 4. Preheat pan, add noodles and sauce and sauté about 2 minutes.
- 5. Meanwhile sear tuna for 1 minute on each side in a well heated pan. No need to add oil.
- 6. Plate noodles and serve with tuna.