Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Grilled Shrimp

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Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Grilled Shrimp
Cold Peanut Soba Noodles with Grilled Shrimp
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Ingredients

  • 1 large crown broccoli, cut into florets, blanched
  • 1 (9.5 ounce) package soba noodles
  • 1/2 cup natural (unsweetened) smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon fresh chili paste (optional)
  • 4 scallions, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1 ½ pounds large peeled and deveined shrimp
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; blanch broccoli florets in boiling water until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes; drain and immediately rinse in cold water to cool completely.
  2. Bring a separate large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Boil the soba noodles until al dente, 5 to 8 minutes; drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Transfer soba to a large serving bowl.
  3. Stir the peanut butter, water, soy sauce, honey, and chili paste together in a small bowl; pour over noodles and toss to coat. Sprinkle scallions over noodles and toss.
  4. Heat a small skillet over medium-high heat. Toast sesame seeds on hot skillet just until brown. Transfer seeds to a plate to cool.
  5. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat. Grease the grates with oil. Season shrimp with salt and pepper.
  6. Grill shrimp until lightly charred and cooked through, 90 seconds to 2 minutes per side.
  7. Toss the noodles with the peanut mixture and scallions until well combined. Top with broccoli and shrimp. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Mealthy tip:

Vegan or vegetarian? Skip the shrimp and add extra broccoli or replace with pan-fried eggplant.

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December 26, 2017 at 4:17pm

Jessica Scott says:

I usually eat my soba cold, but warmed this one up and it tasted just as good. My boyfriend loves extra shrimp in his bowl when I make this recipe. The peanut butter sauce is my favorite! If you haven't tried soba, this is a good place to start.

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October 05, 2017 at 8:16am

Jacqulyne de Jardins says:

This was another recipe that I substituted the peanut butter for almond butter. I topped this with quite a bit of shrimp so I can get that flavor in each bite. Had quite a bit leftover and it was still just as tasty the next day.