Friday, May 08, 2009
I generally avoid recipes that require a trip to a specialty grocery store, but this recipe for Soy Citrus Scallops with Soba Noodles looked really good and easy to make, so I ventured to the Super 88 Asian grocery store to pick up the two items I didn't have on hand- soba noodles and dark sesame oil. The sesame oil adds a nice flavor, so I'll be on the lookout for more dishes in which to use it now that I have a bottle. Because the scallops were wet from the marinade, they didn't sear, but they still cooked quickly and tasted delicious. This was my first time making soba noodles (they're made of buckwheat and not rice) and I may have slightly overcooked them, because they got sticky and clumped together. No matter- they were still really good, but next time I make them I will try tossing them in a little oil. Sesame oil, perhaps.
Happy Friday, everyone!