Spicy Miso Soba Noodles with Salmon

Spicy Miso Soba Salmon Noodles | bettysliu.com

The theme of the past few recipes have been flexibility, ease, and prep, such as making dressings in larger batches for subsequent uses, chopping up vegetables or fresh greens for easy future salads, making batches of cold brew concentrate so every morning I can just dilute and go. I’m really excited to share this very special recipe for spicy miso soba noodles with salmon, with two tricks to make this SUPER easy, healthy, and fast. It’s one of those weekday barely-any-time-to-unwind nights where takeout is just not appealing, and you want something fresh but with minimal effort.

Spicy Miso Soba Salmon Noodles | bettysliu.com

Spicy Miso Soba Salmon Noodles | bettysliu.comFirst, you make the dressing, and this is a favorite, especially for noodles: spicy miso!!!! I’ve always loved spicy (and my paternal family is actually from Sichuan area, did you know? My parents were born in Shanghai but my grandmother is a Sichuan-ian. So, my dad fed us spicy things since we were young, and I love it), and combined with umami packed miso, it makes a subtle spicy creamy sauce that is less in-your-face than the ubiquitous peanut sauce. Dish the peanut butter and just make this. I make it on Sunday and it will last a week J.

Second, you stock up on Saucy Fish Co‘s salmon. I’m not kidding. Before you write me off for being lazy because salmon cooks fast, let me tell you about this. The salmon comes cooked, either steamed or roasted, and they come with flavor packs like lime and cilantro, tomato and chili chutney, lemon and dill mayo. No searing, no seasoning, no fuss – just open and pour the flavor pack on top. Even though salmon cooks quickly, this means no pans to wash, no marinades to prepare, no defrosting planning to do – having a few packs of this salmon in my fridge these two past weeks have been actually amazing. I will cook rice or boil up some noodles, flake the salmon in with flavor pack, which is subtle and not overwpowering, and ta-da. Plus, it’s REALLY GOOD. I used the steamed salmon with lime + cilantro and honestly I have NEVER steamed a salmon like this. It is so tender and melty that I thought it was medium rare, but it’s not.

Spicy Miso Soba Salmon Noodles | bettysliu.com

Spicy Miso Soba Salmon Noodles | bettysliu.com

With this soba noodle dish, I flaked the salmon, poured the lime + cilantro flavor pack over it, and then tossed cooked soba noodles, all the greens, soft boiled egg together with spicy miso dressing. Topped with the salmon. Imagine bites of spicy-miso, tempered with bites of subtly lime+cilantro flavored steamed salmon. Healthy, fresh, delicious. Even Alex, who usually just likes his traditional zaru-soba, gobbled this soba noodle salad down.

What about you? Any tricks you do for meal prep, or for making weekday / busy-day meals easier to come together? Still learning and taking tips.

Spicy Miso Soba Salmon Noodles | bettysliu.com

This post is sponsored by Saucy Fish Co. All opinions expressed are purely my own, as always. Thank you so much for supporting the companies that support this blog!!!!! You can find more about them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and you can find them in Whole Foods, Hannford Markets, and Meijer among other stores! ‘

PS do you like my new ceramics from Japan???

RECIPE: Spicy Miso Salmon Soba Noodles

¼ cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp white miso paste
2 tbsp chili oil or paste (whatever you like really. I used my own mouth numbing chili oil but you can use Sambal or sriracha too).
1.5 tsp honey
1 tsp sesame oil
½ cup olive oil
½ tsp grated ginger

1 pack steamed salmon with lime and cilantro from Saucy Fish Co
1 bunch soba noodle, cooked to al dente and run under cold water to chill
fresh scallions for garnish
chive blossom petals for garnish (optional)
mizuna or other fresh greens
boiled or steamed asparagus

Blend vinegar, soy sauce, miso, chili oil, honey, ginger, chili flakes together until smooth and creamy. Drizzle in oils. Blend on high until super silky smooth, 30 seconds.

Flake steamed salmon with a fork. Pour lime cilantro marinade over.

Toss soba noodles with dressing and top with greens. Add in salmon and a soft boiled egg. Enjoy!



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  • I seem to have those ‘don’t want to cook’ nights all too often, so this looks perfect! Salmon is usually in heavy rotation around here in the summer, so I can’t wait to try this one :)ReplyCancel

  • Oh.My.God. This entire post got me soooo hungry. I love Japanese cuisine whether it’s casual, comfort or slightly more decadent like a kaiseki. I’m going to tab this and try it sometime! I think I may have half of the ingredients already.ReplyCancel

  • That salmon sounds amazing! I’m the only one eating fish at home, so I hate cooking it : those 1-person servings seem perfect for me 😀
    And mix salmon with soba….you have me!ReplyCancel

  • I love evrything about this recipe and the single serve fish is so perfect! Love all the color too!ReplyCancel

  • That bowl looks SO good, and the packaging on that salmon is freaking adorable. I can’t wait to make this. xoReplyCancel

  • That dressing sounds so amazing! I can see myself drizzling it on all my bowls and salads!ReplyCancel

  • Oh you KNOW this is my kind of dish, Betty! Lately I’ve been loving the simple combination of soba or udon and sweet and sour dressing. This sounds amazing and so wholesome <3ReplyCancel

  • This looks so good Betty! Yum. I am loving soba noodles right now, especially eaten cold during this summer heat.ReplyCancel

  • Love salmon and your pictures are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • NEED this spicy miso dressing in my life Betty. This looks so yummy, and the cold brew concentrate prep tells me you are doing it right ;). Thinking of you during your busy summer and sending you cool and calming vibes as you try to stay energized through it all! You amaze me friend. xoReplyCancel

  • Delicious recipe and AWESOME pictures! I’m pretty sure I can’t cook this without messing up, but wow, it almost makes me want to try. Don’t stop sharing your ideas!ReplyCancel

  • Wow, this looks so delicious! I’ve never seen a recipe like this before. I can’t wait to try it, I bet it’s even better than it looks. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Chasity

    Gonna make this tonight for dinner! But just was wondering how much soy sauce you use? It doesn’t say in the ingredients list. Thank you!!ReplyCancel

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