Super Simple. It’s the dinner dream, right? Well, super simple and SUPER delicious. Add in a quick cook time and an easy clean up and – WHOA baby, now we’re talking!
If said SUPER SIMPLE dinner also happens to be a total stud in the “pack me for lunch tomorrow, eat me cold, and guess what – I’m EVEN better” department… well, I don’t think I need to tell you just how weak in the knees that idea gets me. Excuse me while I un-fluster myself and regain composure. This may take a moment…
And we’re back!
Since this meal is all about simplicity, I will keep things short and to the point in my descriptions. The star of this show is definitely the soba noodles. They’re a breeze to cook and take literally under 5 minutes. WIN!
The shrimp are equally an awesome part of this meal, and ALSO cook in under 5 minutes. Whaaaat? To good to be true? Nope. It’s true!
The rest of the meal consists of a simple sesame / soy sauce, fresh ginger, and lots of garlic. Cilantro and scallions are the finishing touches. And friends, it is all kinds of lovely!
I hope you give it a try! And don’t fret if you think it makes too much. Like I said earlier, these noodles were born to play the role of leftovers! xoxo
Super Simple Garlic and Ginger Shrimp Soba Noodles
- 12 ounces soba noodles
- 1/4 cup sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
- 8 garlic cloves, coarsely chopped
- 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined
- Zest and juice of one large lime
- Salt to taste
- 3 scallions, finely chopped
- 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- Lime wedges, for serving
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the soba noodles and cook, stirring occasionally, until tender; 4 minutes. Drain and rinse noodles under cold water. Transfer noodles to a large serving bowl.
- In a medium bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of the sesame oil with the soy sauce. Add sauce to the noodles and toss.
- In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil. Add the shallots and ginger cook over medium heat, stirring, until golden brown and crisp, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the shallot mix to a paper towel lined plate. Add the garlic to the skillet and cook over very low heat until golden; 2 minutes. Transfer the garlic to the same paper towel line plate.
- In a bowl, combine the lime zest and juice with the remaining oil; stir in the shrimp and season with salt. Add shrimp to the skillet and cook on each side for about 1 minute; just until they're pink.
- Sprinkle the noodles with the scallions, cilantro, crushed red pepper, ginger fried shallots, garlic, and shrimp. Serve at once, or chill until needed.