Soba Noodles in Cool Lime & Soy Sauce Broth with Chicken & Fresh Asian Turnip

Soba Noodles in Cool Lime & Soy Sauce Broth with Chicken & Fresh Asian Turnip

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A very light and refreshing noodle dish!  Cooked  Japanese Soba noodles are placed in a cool savory broth flavored with soy sauce, Japanese Mirin and fresh lime.  Blended Asian turnip and steamed chicken breast are placed right on top!  Soooo delicious!

Ingredients:

  • Soba Noodles (15 ounce, serves about 6 people)
  • Chicken (1/2 lb. of chicken breast with no skin, make sure chicken breast is no thicker than 1 inch)
  • Scallion (2-3 stalks, diced)
  • Asian Turnip

For Broth:

  • Water (8 cups)
  • Soy Sauce (16 tablespoons or 2/3 of a cup)
  • Japanese Mirin (Japanese condiment, 16 tablespoons or 2/3 of a cup)
  • Lime (juice of 2 limes)

Ingredients you will need:

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Instructions:

1) Prepare broth first.  Measure out soy sauce and mirin.  

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2) In large bowl, add water, soy sauce and Japanese Mirin, and squeeze juice of two limes.   Place cooking foil over broth and place in refrigerator so it can cool down.

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3) In a steamer, add about 2 inches of water.  Place chicken breast in steamer and add a little salt for seasoning.  Place lid and turn flame to high.  Once water starts to boil, reduce flame to medium heat and steam cook chicken for 12-15 minutes.   With knife, make sure chicken is thoroughly cooked.  Slice chicken in thin pieces.

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4) Slice Asian turnip in half and use just half of the turnip.  Slice half of the turnip into smaller cubed pieces.  In a wide blender, place Asian turnip.  Add a little water (like 3-4 tablespoons) and blend the turnip until it becomes a smooth texture.  Place turnip in bowl and leave aside.

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5) In a large pot with boiling water, cook soba noodles.  The noodles should cook in about 7 minutes. Taste to make sure they are cooked.   Once noodles are cooked, in a colander, rinse soba noodles in cold water (this is important).

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6) Dice scallions into small pieces.

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7) Now you’re ready to assemble. Take out the cooled broth out of refrigerator.  In a bowl, add soba noodles first.  Add sliced chicken and a spoon full of blended Asian turnip.  Add broth around the noodles.  Finally add diced scallions and squeeze fresh lime on top.

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Serves 6

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