Can These Noodles Fight Cancer?
A classic of Japanese cuisine, where steaming is a frequent cooking technique. The dish combines at least three very Japanese flavor elements — Dashi,Mirin, and Soba. Besides their flavor and texture, Soba noodles have some important health benefits.
Soba Noodles,made with Buckwheat flour, are very popular in Japan,and may play a role in the relatively low cancer rates there.
Fish Steamed with Soba Noodles
¾ pound Sole Filets (or Flounder or Halibut)
¼ teaspoon Salt
2 – 3 ounces dried Soba, Buckwheat Noodles
½ cup Dashi, Japanese soup stock
2 tablespoons Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Mirin, Japanese sweet cooking wine
1 teaspoon Sugar
2 – 2 Green Onions
First, sprinkle Salt on the Fish filets. Arrange them in a single layer in a 1-quart casserole.
Clean and chop the Green Onions finely and set aside.
Combine the ingredients in The Mixture and set aside.
Note: To prepare Dashi stock, dissolve half a teaspoon of instant Cashi soup stock in half a cup of boiling Water. Reduce the fire and simmer for five minus. Or ou can substitute Chicken Stock.
To make the dish, boil the Water and cook the Soba noodles 5 to 7 minutes or until just tender but not soft. Drain them, rinse under cold water and set aside to drain thoroughly.
Place the dish holding the Fish in a steamer and steam the Fish over boiling Wter for 3 to 5 minutes until the Fish flakes easily with a fork.
Next put the Soba Noodles on top of the Fish in the steaming dish.
Combine the M mixture and cook in a small saucepan and heat to a boil. Cook until the Sugar is dissolved. Pour over the Soba Noodles. Steam another 2 to 3 minutes over medium fire until the entire dish is thoroughly heated through and through.
Garnish with the chopped Green Onions and serve immediately.