This delicious noodle dish is great served cold or warm, right away or after a few days in the fridge, with all the recommended ingredients or a few miscellaneous mix-ins. It's really up to you. No matter what, this forgiving recipe will turn out delicious.
Serves 24, Prep Time 30 minutes, Total Time 45 minutes
5 lb. soba noodles
5 lb. Asian greens, chopped
1/2 cup sesame oil
3/4 cup canola oil
15 garlic cloves, minced
6 cups shredded carrot
6 lb. firm tofu, cut into cubes
1/2 cup soy sauce
Toasted sesame seeds
Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions: Cook the noodles in a pot of boiling, salted water until tender, about 5 minutes. During the last minute of the cooking time, add the greens to soften slightly. Drain well and toss with the sesame oil. Set aside.
Heat the canola oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add the garlic and carrot and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add the tofu and stir-fry for 3 minutes. Add the noodles and greens, and the soy sauce, and gently stir-fry until hot. Season as needed with salt and pepper.
Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds.