This recipe has been swimming around in my head for a while, editing back and forth, with nothing written down. I finally let it materialize and I’m very happy with it. Even Mr. Soba-hater, Lon, gave me the thumbs up. It’s really refreshing and perfect for summer so make sure to try it before fall comes around.

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Soba with Spicy Tofu and Edamame

  • 1 (15 ounces) package firm tofu
  • 2 tablespoons Korean red pepper paste
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon mirin
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 7 ounces dry soba noodles, cooked, rinsed with cold water, and drained
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame, blanched, drained, and cooled
  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions

1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (275 degrees F for convection).
2. Drain the tofu and slice it in 8 equal pieces (the short way). Lay it on a plate. Place another plate on top, then something heavy on top. (Depending on the size of your plates, you may have to add another plate/layer, like I do.) Let it sit for 20 minutes, then drain the liquid. Let it sit for another 20 minutes and drain again.

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3. Spread a thin layer of red pepper paste on each side of the tofu.

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4. Bake for 1 hour on a cookie sheet covered in aluminum foil (sprayed with non-stick spray). When done, let it cool completely. Then, cut into 1/2″ cubes.
5. While the tofu is baking, mix together soy sauce, mirin, vinegar, sesame oil, and ginger in a small bowl. Set aside.
6. In a large bowl, combine soba, edamame, tofu, and scallions. You can assemble ahead of time but dress and toss with dressing when ready to serve.

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