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Happy first Monday of the year!

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I still cannot believe we are into 2015 already (the rate at which time flies is so scary!!).

Like most people, I am ready for a fresh start to the new year. I have a new home, new goals and tons of new foods that I cannot wait to try out in 2015. Last year one of my goals was to try to simplify my recipes. Meaning not so many ingredients and I think I did semi-ok. This year I am planning on doing the same, BUT at the same time I want to venture even further out of my comfort zone and try foods new to me.

Foods from other cultures and regions of the world. New foods keep me excited and on my toes. They help me to learn about new flavors and what works…and what doesn’t. I would SO love to hear from you guys about what kinds of recipes you might want to see. I put a shout out on Facebook last week, but I think everyone was still in a holiday daze because I only got a few responses. So please tell me, what do you want to be eating this year?

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

I know we are only 5 days in, but so far the year has been pretty good. We have had snow, time with family, but also some business. Even though I am living in the barn, work is still going on. Honestly, I moved in WAY too early. The only room that is really complete is the kitchen and it’s really not even complete. I am still missing the hood above my range, light plates over the light switches, my ice maker needs to be hooked up and the paint needs to be finished. Nothing super major, so it totally works for me. Oh but um – my ovens? Yeah, they of course are already having issues. Seriously, all ovens HATE me with a passion. I swear, I am cursed.

They work, but you have to do all this stuff to get them to work. It’s too hard to explain in a post, but Jimbo the appliance guy is already scheduled to come out. Ya hoo!

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

I PROMISE to write some posts about the barn within the week (probably over the weekend) and include photos, words and my thoughts on the choices I made. I took a bunch of pictures on Sunday, but you guys, I have to warn you that nothing is finished. Just gotta throw that out there.

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

So, most of our family left on Sunday, but I think we are still trying to recover and catch up a bit from the holidays. Is it the same for you guys? The last two weeks just flew by. We all tried to fit in way too much and now that January is here, I am ready for some organization and cleanliness….UGH, wait a second? Cleanliness? Yeah, right I am living in a full on construction zone. I clean the dust-up at night and it’s back again in the morning. What?!?! Oh I can’t wait until the barn is all finished and pretty.

Soon enough, soon enough. Gotta think positive thoughts. Positive thoughts…Just keep swimming, swimming, swimming, just keep swimming.

I had to. Sorry. Not sorry.

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

Ok, ok. Let’s finally talk about this delish Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry.

I’m going with the fresh theme here today I made us a super simple 30-minute, HEALTHY as can be meal. It really does not get better than this bowl of noodles right here. It’s packed to the brim with healthy proteins, fats and fiber filled carbs and… it’s even cheese-less and gluten-free. Honestly, I didn’t know I had a meal like this in me. Whoa. See, I told you I wanted to start the year out fresh!

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

AND it is so easy to make. It’s takes maybe 30 minutes start to finish and, assuming your family eats seafood, everyone will love it. I made this while all of our family was here. My cousins all eat fish, so this was gone so fast that my dad didn’t even get to try any. I have to say, I was a little bummed because he loves salmon. Oh well, I guess this means I will be making it again very soon.

Even though this is a bright and healthy meal, it’s still super cozy and perfect for these winter nights. I mean, hello warm soba noodles!

Oh, oh! And then you can pack up the leftovers (if there is any) and take them to work the next day. I mean, you can even eat them cold. I never would because I am crazy for hot food (especially in the cold!), but if that’s your thing, go for it.

But really, nothing is better than an easy dinner that doubles as the next days lunch too. Yes and yes!!

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

And finally? Don’t you just love these colors? I mean it’s mid winter and we can still get gorgeous, colorful and flavor filled packed food. Eating winter’s best fruits and vegetables!

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 529 kcal

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sake divided
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce divided
  • 2 tablespoons fresh ginger grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or grated
  • 2 teaspoons sambal oelek chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil plus more for cooking
  • 1 1/2 pounds salmon cut into bit size pieces
  • 6 green onions chopped
  • 2 bunches broccolini stalks halved lengthwise
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen edamame
  • 1 (3 ounce) box soba noodles
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup roasted cashews

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl, combine 1/4 cup of the sake, 1/4 cup of the soy sauce, the ginger, garlic sambal oelek and sesame oil. Whisk until combined, now add the salmon and gently toss. Allow the salmon to sit in the marinade for 10-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile cook the soba noodle according to package directions, draining and then rinsing with cold water to stop the cooking.
  • Heat about a tablespoon of sesame oil in a wok or high sided skillet over high heat. Remove the salmon from the marinade, reserving the marinade for later. Cook the salmon, turning for 2-3 minutes until just cooked and lightly caramelized. Be careful when turing the salmon as it is delicate. Remove and repeat with the remaining salmon.
  • Add another tablespoon of oil to the wok. Add the green onions and stir fry for 2 minutes . Add the 1/4 cup sake, broccolini, edamame and the reserve marinade. Cook, stirring, for 3-5 minutes until liquid has reduced slightly. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of sake and remaining 2 tablespoons of soy sauce. Toss the soba noodles, along with the salmon and all of the juices from the salmon, into the wok. Toss well, cook another 3-4 minutes or until warmed throughout and the sauce has thickened. Serve with sesame seeds and cashews.

Sake and Ginger Soba Noodle Salmon Stir Fry | @hbharvest

And now? Can it just be noodle time already? Yes, please!

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  1. 4 stars
    Hi there, I loved the taste of this recipe – I decided to also add in some Pak Choi and Bean sprouts. It was gorgeous! I was just also wondering about the noodles – my packet was 8oz and says serves three, so I’m confused how 3 oz would serve 4. Sorry if I’m being dim! Xx

    1. He Ellie! We must be using different noodles! This will serve about 4 people. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I am so glad love this recipe! Thank you!! xTieghan

  2. I know this is a super old post but I am going to make this tonight and dont have Sake. Is it still good without it?
    Thanks

    1. I am sure it will be fine minus the sake. Please let me know if you have other questions. Hope you love this recipe! Thanks! 🙂

  3. soooo good! I have seriously loved every recipe I’ve made of yours. Your website is my go-to for making something special. So I made this recipe with a few substitutions- I didnt have cashews on hand so threw some halved honey sesame almonds (from Trader Joes) in there and I got confused on where you were supposed to actually save the marinade that you pour out. I poured it into the trash (oops)! Maybe consider changing the wording so no one makes the same mistake. Also, is it one package of soba noodles that is one ounce? or one package (mine was 12oz)?

    1. Hey Casey!! So sorry for the confusion with this recipe, it is all fixed now. Thanks so much for all the kind words. Flattered you love my recipes!

  4. Phenomenal.
    I’m so gathering these ingredients and making it soon.
    Bookmarking.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. I don’t think I have ever seen a more beautiful bowl of noodles – your pictures are always so awe-inspiring.

  6. Followed this recipe exactly. A HIT with all four of us. Every recipe of yours that I’ve tried had been a success. Thank you!!!!!!

  7. I must be going a little bit crazy. While the ingrediant list has rice wine on it I don’t actually see it used anywhere in the instructions…help?

    1. Hey Mirna, so sorry about this! Please disregard the rice wine, it is not in this recipe. Sorry! Hope you enjoy the dish!

  8. Holy wow! I’m somewhat new to soba noodles and am obsessed. Thank you for sharing this delicious-sounding recipe. I’m so glad to have found your site because of it!

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  10. Found this on Pinterest and couldn’t wait for today’s grocery shopping trip! I wasn’t able to find broccolini or rice wine (are we that sheltered here in Michigan?). But we made due with asparagus and white wine and it was still delicious! We eat a lot of salmon so I will definitely be making this and using that marinade again soon!

    We are getting ready to buy a lamb for the freezer so any recipes for any cut or ground lamb would be lovely.

    And those PB brownies are making me want to head back to the store for the ingredients!

  11. I just made this with tofu instead of salmon (vegetarian house) and it was delicious! Thanks for the great recipe : ) I also made your naan last weekend and wow…I’ll never buy it from the store again!

  12. I love chinese food!!! Also a vegetable many people haven’t used is jicama even though it is at practically any grocery store. I peel and cut it up just to eat, but it would be cool to see some recipes that use jicama. Also recipes with mangos!!!1

  13. I see that your recipe calls for both rice wine and sake, but I thought that sake and rice wine were the same thing. Do you mean rice wine vinegar, or is rice wine a different thing? Thanks!

    1. Megan, I am wondering as well since rice wine and sake ARE the same thing! I scrolled through the comments hoping someone else asked and got a reply. I wonder if she meant mirin (a sweet rice wine)? Hopefully we get an answer before I pick up the ingredients for this tomorrow 😉

      1. Hey LeAnna, rice wine and Sake are actually not the same thing. Or at least I was not aware they are. You buy sake at the liquor store and rice wine can be bought at the grocery store. I may be wrong, but I thought they were different.

        Hope you love this!

    2. Hey Megan, rice wine and Sake are actually not the same thing. Or at least I was not aware they are. You buy sake at the liquor store and rice wine can be bought at the grocery store. I may be wrong, but I thought they were different. Hope you love this!

      1. This recipe looks and sounds very delicious. However, I opted to take out the “rice wine,” and would like to clarify something for other people who were probably just as confused as me. Rice wine is indeed the same as sake. Sake is a Japanese rice wine. You can buy sake at both a liquor store and a grocery store (since most grocery stores also sell liquor). So I’m not sure if the recipe is supposed to have rice wine vinegar or something else, but I just threw it out.

  14. This is absolutely going on our dinner menu this week. Love salmon. Love soba noodles. Perfect!

    As far as recipe recommendations, I’m putting in another vote for Indian! In fact, I was just searching for a recipe for Lamb Pasanda recipe this morning. (hint, hint) I, too, love trying and learning about foods from other cultures. So, bring on the cultural recipes!

    Another thing I’d love to see more of – especially nearer summer time – are some really flavorful side dish recipes for BBQs, picnics, and potlucks. Summer BBQ season (which really lasts like 10 months here in Florida) leaves me always in demand of bringing a side dish to share and I’ve grown desperately tired of my tired go-to recipes.

    Thanks again for your blog! I make at least one (usually more) recipe from your site every week and they always seem to be the favorite meals of my family.

    1. YES to the indian! I am on it! 🙂

      Thanks so much for all the kind words and come summer I will so be on those picnic recipes! 🙂

  15. As always, gorgeous dish! And whatever you add to this dish – sake, sambel oelek, salmon- are my favorites. Cheers to another fun year!

  16. Super lovely dish – I haven’t had soba noodles in such a long time. I also love your blue bowls AND your site looks great! Happy New Year!

    1. Hi! You can just leave the sake out completely and add a little water to the pasta to keep it saucy. Hope you love this!

  17. I want to dive into this stir fry, perfect Monday meal! (Also loving the blog’s fresh look for the new year!)

  18. I’m loving the new look of the website!! It looks so clean. This soba is seriously crying out for me. Those bowls are gorgeous, too!

  19. Aaaaaaand I’m adding this straight to my “recipes to try” pinboard. Yep.

    I’m excited to see pictures of the barn, too! How does it feel now that you’re moved in?

    1. THANK YOU! Hope you love it!

      It feels a little odd, but I think it is because it is still so empty…but dirty too! LOL!

  20. Oh my, this looks soooo good. I was just going through my pasta drawer the other day and thinking I should cook more with soba noodles. And the stars must have lined just right, I have a little bit of sake left from the other night. (We don’t usually drink sake, unless at the sushi restaurant.) I will make this tomorrow night, and will let you know.

  21. Okay first things first—love the redesign! Who can I hire to make mine look like this, because, um, YES! And this stir fry looks super freaking delicious—you know where to send the leftovers!

    Also, this year I want to be eating more pancakes, more quinoa, more slow cooker meals, and WAY more salad.

  22. This looks so yummy! I grabbed some salmon this weekend not knowing what I was going to do with it, but I know now! 🙂

    As far as food I would like to see more of: Indian! My fiancé and I could easily live off Indian food forever and its also super warm, spicy, and comforting for this time of the year. Plus, I just got a rack of Indian spices for Christmas that I would love to use more!

    Happy New Year 🙂

  23. Loving your site revamp? Re design? Whatever it is, it looks awesome just like this stir-fry!

  24. I’m not sure I’d be as calm as you are when it comes to all those renovations. Hope it all comes together soon. 🙂

    This bowl is right up my alley. In fact, this looks like a lot of my weeknight stir fries, though, I usually go with shrimp, which we always seem to have in our freezer. Salmon, though. Gotta try it.

  25. This stir fry looks AMAZING! Looking forward to making it! Love the changes to the site. 🙂

  26. What a gorgeous recipe and a perfect way to shake off the post-Christmas slumber with all those wonderful flavours! Incidentally, my new year’s goal is also to simplify my recipes. Happy New Year, Tieghan!

  27. This looks amazing. I love the idea of bowl food, and these noodles fit the bill perfectly. Great recipe!

  28. I somehow missed the mini re-design of the site (sorry!!!), but just want to say it looks great! Love the small changes. This looks wonderful, I love soba noodle dishes so much!

    1. Haha! That is OK. It was a super small re_design. I needed to fix all the tech issues. UGH.

      Thanks Laura! Happy New Year!

  29. Tieghan! Love the new look of HBH!!!
    This dish looks great – although I would leave out the seafood for me and possibly sub in some chicken.

  30. This looks incredible, T! Can’t wait to see more pics of the barn. Yeah for finally getting to move in (even if it’s a tad early!).

  31. Oh my gosh! These noodles look so so delicious! Did you take these photos in your new space? If so, I’m loving the bright look!

  32. First off, I ADORE the new look of HBH!! So clean and fresh,
    And this is exactly what I want to be eating everyday, ALL DAY! I could live off salmon and anything Asian is totally my jam! Pinned!

  33. My husband would love the salmon, but I would rather have chicken or beef too. See I am not the only one. HA!! I have never heard of sake. What is it??

    Can’t wait to see the barn pics. Hopefully soon it will be totally finished.

    Love to see lighter recipes, whole wheat, and or spelt breads.

  34. This soba salmon noodle bowl seems so fresh and light. I can’t wait to see photos of the barn! And I’m all for some fun cultural recipes as long as the ingredients are easy to find. Some of my favorites recipes of yours are the curries and Indian chicken dishes.

  35. Ooh, I love the looks of this! Asian food is definitely my favourite cuisine. Since you asked, I would love to see more recipes on the blog that require just a few steps. I really don’t have a ton of time for cooking and tend to gravitate toward quick and easy recipes! I can’t wait to see the barn pictures–I hope that you can get your ovens fixed quickly!

  36. I don’t know what you could make that you haven’t already done, Tieghan! You’ve already covered like everything, but if you want to try authentic foods from around the world maybe you should try Chilean empanadas.
    I love this whole post! Especially those shots on the stove. I totally suck at process shots. Pinned, a lot!
    Oh, and I’m so looking forward to finally seeing the barn!

  37. This looks so yummy and healthy…but if anyone brought leftover fish and broccoli to the office and attempted to heat it there may be a mutiny….lol

  38. I can’t do fish or seafood but I want to do this with chicken because it looks so good or maybe beef?
    Have fun your first work week of the New Year!

    1. I want to do chicken or beef too which totally seems like it would work (sadly I have seafood allergies) Crossing my fingers!

    2. I think both chicken or beef would be delish! Hope you love this and Have a great first week of the New Year too! 🙂