Recipe soba noodles smoked salmon coconut lime sauce

Soba noodles, smoked salmon & coconut-lime sauce – IKEA Food Challenge

We’ve all been there, done that: blood, sweat and tears (and maybe even a fine discussion with your spouse) to put your just bought cabinet together, and then it turns out there are some screws left… Recognisable? Be prepared and make sure you can start the job full of energy.

These noodles with Swedish salmon will certainly give you that energy! I used soba noodles because of the delicious nutty flavour. Ginger, coconut and lime are classic Asian flavours that lift this dish, I love that combination… Some spring onions, coriander and carrot for the vitamins and since you also eat with your eyes I topped the dish with black sesame seeds.

The Ikea Food Challenge is a Dutch competition that runs in September 2015. The winning recipe will be on the 2016 menu of all Ikea stores in The Netherlands.

Soba noodles with smoked salmon and coconut-lime sauce

Serves two

    • 140 gr soba noodles (or any other noodles of your choice
    • 200 ml coconut milk
    • 1/2 tbsp. ginger syrup
    • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
    • zest of 1 organic lime
    • juice of half a lime (about 1 tbsp.)
    • 100 gr Lax Kallrökt, slices of smoked salmon from IKEA
    • good handful fresh coriander, chopped
    • 2 spring onions, finely chopped
    • 3 carrots, cut into fine matchsticks
    • black sesame seeds
  1. Bring salted water to a boil for the noodles
  2. Meanwhile, make the coconut-lime sauce: Bring coconut milk, ginger syrup, lime juice, rice vinegar gently to a boil. Turn off the heat and add the lime zest, keep warm
  3. Cook the noodles according to package instructions
  4. In the meantime cut the sliced smoked salmon into pieces
  5. Drain the noodles, put back in the pan and mix with a few tablespoons of the coconut-lime sauce
  6. Mix the carrot, salmon, coriander and spring onions with the noodles. Divide between 2 plates or bowls and finish with a dash of extra coconut-lime sauce and some black sesame seeds

By the time I made the pictures of this dish, the noodles turned cold but it actually tasted really well! So, both hot and cold serving, perfect!

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