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Recipe for soba noodles with salmon

Soba noodles with salmon.

Karoline Boehm Goodnick for the Boston Globe

Soba noodles with salmon.

Serves 4

3tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar
tablespoons soy sauce
1tablespoon light brown sugar
Juice of 1 lime
1teaspoon toasted sesame oil
½teaspoon crushed red pepper
2tablespoons canola oil
Salt and black pepper, to taste
8ounces dried soba noodles
2large carrots, thinly sliced
on the diagonal
3cups cooked cabbage-fennel
mixture
3scallions, green parts only, chopped
4tablespoons chopped fresh
cilantro
2pieces cooked salmon, separated into large flakes
¼cup dry-roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped

1. In a bowl large enough to hold the noodles, combine the rice vinegar, soy sauce, brown sugar, lime juice, sesame oil, and red pepper. Whisk in the canola oil. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and red pepper, if you like.

2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook the soba noodles for 8 minutes. When the noodles are not quite done, add the carrots to the pot. Cook them with the noodles until the noodles are tender but still have some bite. Drain into a colander and rinse with cold water. Drain again, shaking the colander to remove excess moisture.

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3. Add the noodles and carrots to the dressing and toss gently. Add the cabbage-fennel mixture, scallions, 2 tablespoons of the cilantro, salmon, salt, and black pepper. Divide the noodle mixture among 4 shallow bowls and garnish with peanuts and the remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro.  Lisa Zwirn

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