06 August 2009


TIME: 15 minutes

8 ounces buckwheat soba

2 teaspoons soy sauce

2 teaspoons light agave nectar

2 teaspoons mirin

1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

1/4 cup neutral oil (grapeseed)

1 tablespoon black sesame seeds or Eden Shake (a prepared mixture of sesame seeds and seaweed)

1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro

4 scallions, thinly sliced

Cook the soba in boiling water, according to the package directions (about 6 minutes). Immediately rinse the soba under cold water. Meanwhile, whisk together the soy sauce, agave, mirin, vinegar and oils in a large bowl. Toss the cold soba with the dressing and mix in the sesame seeds, cilantro and scallions.

05 August 2009

CookOff Battle Begins

Last night we (who else?  Blachnos and myself - and a stray neighborhood man/boy) started a new Food Battle - I made Fish Tacos for the first time and think they turned out pretty damn good.  Recipe As Follow:
For the Fish (I used tilapia but meatier white fish would be even better - think Mahi Mahi):
- Salt & Peppered the Tilapia and then soaked in marinade
- Marinade (pureed first):  OJ, lime juice, basil, cilantro, oil
Side 1 - Avocado Salso
- Avocado, Cherry Tomatoes, Mango, Jalepeno, Lime Juice, Cilantro, salt & pepper
Side 2 - Red Cabbage Slaw
- Red Cabbage, Carrot, Cilantro, Rice Wine Vinegar, Little Oil, Sugar, salt & pepper
Serve in corn tortillas with some hot sauce :)