Thursday, December 31, 2009

Soba noodles with Soy Nuggets in Tahini

At the supermarket, Rena was brave enough to buy a green bag containing something looking like dog food, with the title "Soy Goulash - Textured Soy Protein". Well, it might sound horrific but to our surprise, with the right recipe it can come out absolutely delicious! (and nutritious). Alarmed by the idea of actually making Goulash with the dog food-like nuggets, we came up with something yummy of our own.

Ingredients (enough for 3):

200 gr textured soy protein
250 soba noodles (you can also try with rice noodles or spaghetti)
1 medium onion, cubed
2 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 tbsp chopped ginger
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1/2 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup tahini paste or other sesame paste
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup chopped green onion
1/2 cup chopped coriander

The recipe:
Prepare the soba noodles and soy nuggets in advance. It takes 10 minutes, just follow the instructions on the back.

Saute the onion, garlic and ginger with oil in a deep pan until the onion is golden. Add the soy nuggets and mix.
Add pepper, sugar and soy sauce, stir and let cook for 2 minutes.
Pour in the tahini paste and mix well. you can add some more sugar or soy sauce to taste, a bit of lemon juice is also a good option. Continue to cook the mixture for 5 more minutes to get the flavors absorbed into the nuggets.
Finally toss in the soba noodles and herbs, mix and remove from heat.


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