spicy peanut soba noodles + teriyaki salmon
fast, easy, healthy & delish
My mom introduced me to marinating any meat, poultry or seafood in Soy Vay Very Very Teriyaki sauce for an easy, delicious protein. And you know something is good when Trader Joe’s makes their own version, which is exactly what happened with this marinade. Now I grab a bottle at TJs on every visit, along with 1 pound of salmon.
I toss the salmon and about half a bottle of sauce in a bag every Monday morning and let the salmon marinate all day. Then I broil the salmon, boil Soba Noodles, throw the ingredients to the peanut sauce in my Ninja blender and microwave a bag of broccoli for a seriously yummy dinner. This dinner is literally that easy and simple. But let me slow down and take you step by step, because I know I like to get super F-ing specific when I’m learning something new. So let’s do it.
Spicy Peanut Sauce:
5 tbsps peanut butter
5 tbsps water
5 tbsps low sodium soy sauce
2 tbsps toasted sesame oil
2 tbsps honey
1 tbsp white vinegar
1- garlic gloves
1/2 half jalapeño
1/2 cup of unsalted peanuts
Bag of broccoli
1 lb salmon
1 package of Soba Noodles
1/2 bottle of Soy Vay Very Very Teriyaki Marinade or the TJ version
Salt & pepper to taste- I like pink Himalyan salt
Optional: Sesame Seeds
Place 1 lb salmon in a gallon ziplock bag or container for marinating, and pour 1/2 bottle of marinade over the salmon.
Allow the salmon to marinate for 8-2 hours, the longer the better in my opinion.
Place the salmon on a broiling pan, skin-side down, sprayed with cooking oil. Pro tip: Add water to the bottom of the pan to make cleaning the pan later easy.
Broil the salmon for 12-16 minutes depending on the thickness.
Put all the ingredients for the Spicy Peanut Sauce into a blender or food processor and blend/mix until smooth.
Boil Soba Noodles according to the package directions. Usually takes 4-6 minutes. Curious to know why I prefer Soba Noodles? Go here to find out why Soba Noodles are a healthy noodle option.
Microwave bag of broccoli until al dente.
Drain soba noodles and add back to the pot.
Pour 1/2 the Spicy Peanut Sauce over the noodles and save the other half for later. Mix the noodles in the sauce.
Plate your meal: Add Soba Noodles soaked in sauce, top with broiled salmon, add broccoli, truffle or pink Himalyan salt and pepper.
Bonus points if you have sesame seeds to top.