Not much happened this week, oh apart from me getting A NEW JOB! Yes that’s right, you’re now looking at the new Art Editor of Sainsbury’s Magazine, boo-ya! Bring on type 2 diabetes and inevitable weight gain.
I’m very excited but a little sad to be leaving the world of celebrity, although I won’t miss Kim Kardashian – I know far too much about her lady parts than I care to… No, I wasn’t previously her surgeon, I was in fact Art and Food Editor of celebrity gossip magazine, heat. So I’ll be swapping celebrity shoots with the likes of (not Kim Kardashian) Charlotte Crosby and Olly Murs for food shoots and a life of eating. To say I’m excited doesn’t quite cover it. So let’s celebrate me becoming a proper grown up, with a grown up job and a financial adviser and everything, with this delightful bowl of noodles. Considering I made this very hungover, I think it turned out quite well.
Soba noodle miso bowls
Serves 2 / Takes 30 minutes / V Df
500ml vegetable stock, I use 1 Knorr stock pot
1 tbs light soy sauce
½ deseeded red chilli, finely chopped
2 tsp miso paste
1 stick of lemon grass
100g button mushrooms, halved
2 handfuls cavolo nero, chopped
2 eggs, boiled
1 tsp of sesame oil
1 shallot, finely sliced
1 knob of ginger, grated
1 nest of soba noodles
Small handful of mint, chopped
Black sesame seeds (optional)
Lime wedges to serve (optional)
1. Boil a full kettle and put two eggs in a small saucepan. Cover with boiling water and simmer on a medium heat to hard boil them.
2. Meanwhile, peel and finely chop the banana shallot and grate the ginger. In a small saucepan, fry together in a tsp of sesame oil until soft over a medium heat. Once cooked take off the heat and put to one side.
3. To make the stock, pour 500ml of boiling water into a measuring jug over one knorr vegetable stock pot, 2 tsps of miso paste and 1 Tbs of soy sauce. Give it a good stir. Bash the lemon grass with a rolling pin until it splits and pop it in the bottom of medium sized pot. Pour over the stock and simmer on a low heat.
4. Chop a handful of fresh mint and put to one side. Half the button mushrooms and roughly chop the cavolo nero and add to the simmering broth along with the chopped chilli.
5. By now the eggs should be hard boiled. Remove from the simmering water with a spoon but leave the water in the pan. Pop the eggs in a bowl of cold water to cool them down a bit. Put to one side.
6. In the same simmering water you cooked the eggs in, submerge 1 nest of soba noodles, simmer for 5 mins. Drain and cool with a stream of cold water to prevent them from continuing to cook.
7. Assemble the bowls by dividing the noodles between them and pour over the mushroom and cavolo nero broth (discard the stick of lemongrass). Peel the eggs, cut them in half and submerge into soup. Top with a spoonful of onions, freshly chopped mint and a sprinkling of black sesame seeds. Serve with a lime wedges.
If you’ve had a go at making one of my miso bowls or any of my recipes, I’d love to hear about it @corrieheale email@example.com
V– Vegetarian Df– Dairy free