Lucky Buckwheat with Shrimp

Main Courses


3 green onions
6 oz soba noodles
10 oz shrimp
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon chili garlic sauce

Gluten free and dairy free!

Buckwheat noodles are served at New Year’s meals in Japan for longevity. The long noodles are meant to symbolize a long life, but only if you eat them whole! The Japanese also eat shrimp for long life, because the curve of the shrimp resembles the hunched back of an elderly person.

Heat a large pot of water to boiling on high. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Slice the green onions. Peel and grate the ginger. Add the soba noodles to the boiling water. Cook about 6 to 8 minutes, or until tender. Drain thoroughly. While the soba noodles cook, heat some oil in a large pan on medium-high until hot. Add the ginger, shrimp, and scallions. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, stirring until the shrimp are pink. Add the drained soba noodles, sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice vinegar. Stir about 1 minute to coat everything in the sauce.