Cooking for cousin: Green Sesame Soba 従姉妹料理:緑ゴマ蕎麦

I invented a new dish this Monday. Kind of by chance, just by examining what was in my fridge and freezer. Also, I tried to think in a health perspective (tend to do that) and I have to say the result I came up with was amazing! This is a really easy dish, and it’s sooo tasty. If you love sesame you’ll love this. And as for the nutrient content, it’s perfect for me. I’m a vegetarian, I’m a woman and I work out quite a lot. So basically I need to secure my intake of especially protein and iron. By eating eggs and soy beans I get the protein. And by eating green veggies such as spinach and broccoli I get the iron. Plus, there’s loads of other great vitamins in this dish, and the sesame seeds brings some healthy oils as if the dish wasn’t already healthy enough.
月曜日に新しい料理を発明した。偶然で、冷蔵庫と冷凍庫でないがあるかを調べたら。健康に良いものを作りたくて、この凄い美味しい食べ物を作ってしまった!本当に簡単でうまい!ゴマが好きなら、これが絶対に好きだ。栄養なら、私にはとても相応しい。ベジタリアンだし、女だし、結構運動しているし。なので、得に食べるようにしなくちゃいけないのは鉄と蛋白だ。卵と豆に蛋白があり、ブロッコリーやほうれん草の緑の野菜に鉄がある。しかも、その材料にほかの超いい栄養がある!ゴマにヘルシーな油もあるし!

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And maybe you’re started to get a bit confused about this soba. What’s it all about? Basically it’s really tasty Japanese noodles made out of buckwheat. Nowadays you can get them at any asian shop. They are quick to make and really good!
蕎麦のことを知らない人たぶんいっぱいいる。得にスウェーデンにはないから、スウェーデン人に聞いたら、たぶん分からない。でも、最近どこのアジアマーケットに行ってもあるから、問題ない!

For my awesome vegetarian healthy sesame soba you need (two people):
私の最高のベジタリアンヘルシーなゴマそばを作るための材料(二人分):
– 100 grams of soba 蕎麦を100グラム
– 1 stalk of broccoli ブロッコリーの房を一個
– a handful of frozen or fresh spinach 一握りのほうれん草
– a handful of edamame (fresh soybeans, which are also to be found in most grocery stores nowadays) 一握りの枝豆
– 4 eggs 卵を4個
– Japanese soysauce 醤油
– Sesame oil (hopefully you can find this in your local asian market) ゴマ油
– Sesame seeds ゴマ
– Olive oil オリーブオイル
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Start by steaming your broccoli and spinach in just a centimetre of water, covering with a lid. By steaming instead of boiling and then pouring out leftover water you save all the nutrients and the veggies get tastier and more nutritious. Also, cover the edamame in water and bring to a boil in a separate pan. The minute they start boiling, pour the water out and leave them to cool. While the veggies are getting warm, prepare water for the soba and boil according to the package. It usually says 4-5 minutes. You boil it like regular pasta, just shorter time.
まず、ほうれん草とブロッコリーを蒸らす。蒸らすほうは煮るより栄養が残る。捨てる水と消えないからね。枝豆を煮立つ。野菜が出来上がるあいだ、そばをパッケージの説明によって準備する。
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When your broccoli and spinach is done and soft, add the finished cooked soba and give it a stir. ブロッコリーが柔らかくなったら、出来た蕎麦を加えて、混ぜる。
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Crack in two of the eggs into the veggie and soba mix. Then, add 3 tablespoons of soy sauce and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil. Turn the stove up to medium heat and mix gently so that the eggs get scrambled and the sauces cover all of the soba.
卵を二個入れる。そして、醤油を大さじ3個とゴマ油を大さじ一個入れる。中火にして、卵がスクランブルになるまでゆっくり益せる。
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Fry two eggs in some olive oil. You can chose if you like to fry on both sides. I prefer mine almost done, only fried on one side.
卵を二個をオリーブオイルで焼く。好きな焼き方にしてください!
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While waiting for the egg to fry, place the soba-egg-veggie mix on trays, and squeeze the beans out of their pods onto it.
卵が出来るあいだ、そばを皿に置いて、枝豆を鞘からとって蕎麦の上にする。
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Place the egg on top of the soba and sprinkle with sesame seeds. And then you’re done! Piece of cake – and sooo delicious!
焼き卵を蕎麦の上にやって、ゴマを散らす。それだけだ、出来た!簡単と超おいしい!
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5 thoughts on “Cooking for cousin: Green Sesame Soba 従姉妹料理:緑ゴマ蕎麦

      1. Hm, I’m not sure what typ of sauce you mean really =) I usually have soba together with tempura and dip in Japanese tsuyu. What kinds have you tried?

      2. Well, the bottle says ‘Soba sauce’. Kind of like soy sauce but meant for soba noodles. It is convient, especially in summer time. Just boil water to cook soba noodle, drain. Add soba sauce and dry shredded nori and sesame seeds! It is good for cold or hot really.

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