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Somen Noodles with Yuzu Pepper Sauce

Somen Noodles with Yuzu Pepper Sauce

It may not be for everyone, but some people will fall in love with this dish. I've given amounts for 1 serving to make it easier to multiply. See additional notes.

Ingredients: 1 serving

Somen noodles (dried)
1 bunch (※)
Cucumber
1/2 (thinly julienned)
Myoga ginger
1 (sliced thinly on the diagonal)
◎ Miso, vinegar
2 tablespoons each
◎ Mirin
1 tablespoon
◎ Sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon
◎ Ground white sesame seeds
2 teaspoons
◎ White sesame seed paste (※), honey
1 teaspoon each
◎ Yuzu pepper paste
1/2 teaspoon

Steps

1. Combine the ◎ ingredients in a container with a lid. Add the cucumber and myoga ginger and mix well.
2. Bring water to a boil in a pot and cook the somen noodles following package directions. Drain well in a colander or sieve. Add to the sauce from Step 1, let cool a bit and then chill for 30 minutes in the refrigerator.
3. Transfer to a serving plate, top with bonito flakes, toasted sesame seeds and julienned shiso leaves to taste (not listed in the ingredients) and serve.

Story Behind this Recipe

My husband gets home late, so I wanted to come up with a noodle recipe that can be made in advance and is light on the stomach. Now this recipe is a family favorite. I think you could use pasta too.