Black Sesame Otsu Recipe

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Submitted by rhatton133

Makes 6 servings



Buckwheat noodles with a black sauce

Recipe Ingredients for Black Sesame Otsu

1 teaspoon pine nuts
1 teaspoon sunflower seeds
1/2 cup black sesame seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons mirin
1 tablespoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons brown rice vinegar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
340 g soba noodles
340 g firm tofu
85 g green onions, thinly sliced

Recipe Directions for Black Sesame Otsu

  1. Toast the pine nuts and sunflower seeds in a large skillet over medium heat until golden, shaking the pan regularly. Add the sesame seeds to the pan and toast for a minute or so. It's hard to tell when they are toasted; look closely and use your nose. Remove from the heat as soon as you smell a hint of toasted sesame; if you let them go much beyond that, you'll start smelling burned sesame - not good. Transfer to a mortar and pestle and crush the mixture; the texture should be like black sand. Alternatively, you can use a food processor. Stir in the sugar, shoyu, mirin, sesame oil, brown rice vinegar, and cayenne pepper. Taste and adjust if needed.

  2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt generously, add the soba, and cook according to the package instructions until tender. Drain, reserving some of the noodle cooking water, and rinse under cold running water.

  3. While the noodles are cooking, drain the tofu, pat it dry, and cut into matchstick shapes. Season the tofu with a pinch of salt, toss with a small amount of oil, and cook in a large skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes, tossing every couple minutes, until the pieces are browned on all sides.

  4. Reserve a heaping tablespoon of the sesame paste, then thin the rest with 1/3 cup / 80 ml of the hot noodle water. In a large mixing bowl, combine the soba, half of the green onions, and the black sesame paste. Toss until well combined. Add the tofu and toss again gently. Serve topped with a tiny dollop of the reserved sesame paste and the remaining green onions.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 155.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
347
Calories from Fat
103
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.4g
18%
Saturated Fat
1.8g
9%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
696mg
29%
Potassium
335mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
51.1g
17%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
4.1g
Protein
15.5g
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 5%
Calcium 26% Iron 25%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B+
  Good points
  • No cholesterol
  • High in manganese
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