Chilled Buckwheat Noodles with Grilled Alaskan Salmon Recipe
This beautiful and healthy dish is a staple on a hot summer day, so light and refreshing yet full of healthy ingredients to keep your body and soul satisfied throughout the day. Many of the preparations can be done ahead of time making this dish a smart choice for entertaining or an easy to prepare meal for the family.
- 250 grams dried buckwheat noodles (soba)
- 1 pound Alaskan Coho Salmon portioned into 4 slices
- 1 medium Japanese eggplant
- 1 medium tomato
- 2-3 spring green onions or chives
- 4 leaves shiso optional
- 2 or more cups oil for frying
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1/4 lemon sliced
- 1/4 cup bonito flakes lightly packed
Gather up all your ingredients.
Make ponzu sauce (follow instructions below).
Prep the vegetables by chopping tomato and green onions or chives and keep them in the refrigerator. Cut eggplants into 1-inch strips then fry them in oil until soft.
Start the grill!
Season the salmon with salt and pepper. When the grill is ready, grill the salmon about 2 minutes on each side. Remove from grill and set side.
Cook the soba, buckwheat noodles, according to the package. When noodles are done, take them out on a colander then rinse them under chilled running water. Drain soba noodles well and portion the noodles equally into four pasta dishes.
Arrange salmon, eggplants and tomato on top of the chilled soba noodles. Garnish the dish with green onions and shiso leaves. Drizzle ponzu sauce before serving. Serve cold.