3/4 pound shrimp
4 teaspoons oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and minced
1 pkg. soba noodles
For the sauce:
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
3 tablespoons sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon curry powder (for lack of another spice source, it worked ok)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic and ginger for about 2 minutes, then add the shrimp, lightly salt and pepper them and cook for 3-4 minutes.
In a large pot bring water to boil and boil soba for 3-4 minutes. Do not overcook. Peel and slice cucumber and carrot in thin strips while the noodles cook.
Whisk together sauce ingredients. Drain and rinse noodles, then toss with sauce, carrots, cucumber and shrimp.Yet another of those "wish I took a picture before I gorged myself" moments. We seem to be eating a lot more pasta now that I am trying to cook without a meat-type main dish. It's sort of working so far, it's definitely making me plan meals much farther in advance, that's for sure. I think it's a good thing, this recipe is DEFINITELY a good thing.