This is one of those amazing meals that takes under half an hour to make but is absolutely nice enough to serve company. It is also deeply satisfying without being heavy at all, it’s downright healthy actually.
Soba noodles are my favourite thing right now. Don’t get me wrong I’ve been eating and cooking with them for years but for some reason they’re all I want lately. In salads, in stir fries, and now in a soup of sorts. This is also a recipe that is very forgiving and can take nearly any substitution. Not the right time of year for salmon? A white fish would be delicious. Can’t get fresh fish? Chicken it is!- although that will need longer to cook. The vegetables are also loose, bok choy, broccolini, gai laing would all great alternatives.
Poached Salmon with Soba Noodles in Miso Broth
5 cups Water
1 bunch Green Onions
Handful of Cilantro
1 stick Lemongrass
1 1inch knob of Ginger
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
1tsp Sambal Olek
1 tbsp Sesame Oil
1 tbsp Miso Paste.
2 Fillets of Salmon
1 Head Broccoli (Bok choy would also be great!)
2 sticks Celery
2 Bundles of Soba Noodles
6 Shiitake Mushrooms
Using the back of your knife bruise and cut your lemongrass until it will fit in your pot and is very aromatic.
Cut your green onions- use the white parts for some pretty little slices and then roughly chop the tops.
Add the tops of the green onions, the lemongrass, and all the other ingredients for your broth into a medium pot. Bring to a simmer. Let it simmer for about 10 minutes, then strain it into another pot. Bring it up to a simmer again.
Meanwhile bring a large pot of water up to a boil and season with salt.
While thats all happening cut your broccoli into little florets and slice your mushrooms and celery.
Once your water is boiling add your soba noodles, broccoli, celery and mushrooms and boil for about 6 minutes.
Add your salmon to your broth and turn the heat very low.
Once your noodles are cooked strain them and then place some of the soba and the vegetables into your bowls.
Add the salmon and ladel some of the broth on top. Add your slices of green onions and your done!