In the mood for some comfort food? This green tea and miso salmon noodle bowl is the food equivalent of a snug blanket on a winter night. Not only is it a warming, good for the soul kind of dish, it’s also superbly nourishing.
Designed by nutritionist Eva Humphries, of www.wholefoodwarrior.co.uk, the recipe ticks all the right boxes when it comes to eating well.
Even better, it takes less than 15 minutes to put together. Speedy and good for you.
Boil a kettle of water. Put a Queen of Green tea bag in a measuring jug, pour over 1 litre of water and allow to steep for 3-5 minutes. Whilst the tea is steeping, cook the noodles according to packet instructions, drain and divide between two bowls.
Remove the tea bag from the water and pour the tea into a large saucepan. Season well with freshly ground black pepper, add the star anise and sliced carrots and bring to boil over a medium heat. Allow the liquid to boil for 2-3 minutes, drop in the salmon fillets, bring to the boil and cook for a further 2 minutes. Stir in the spinach, take the pan off the heat and allow it to stand for 3 minutes.
Remove the salmon from the poaching liquid and put it on top of the noodles.
Stir 2 tablespoons of miso into the poaching liquid, ensuring that the miso is fully dissolved. It should take you a minute of stirring to fully dissolve the miso paste. Pour the poaching liquid over the noodles and salmon.
Garnish with herbs of your choice, sesame seeds and finely chopped spring onion.
- 2 salmon fillets
- 120g soba noodles
- 1 medium carrot, thinly sliced or spiralised
- 1 large handful of spinach
- 1x Queen of Green tea bag
- 2x tablespoons of miso paste
- 1x small star anise
- freshly ground black pepper
- 2x spring onions, finely chopped
- Herbs of your choice and sesame seeds to garnish (optional)