Oriental Noodle Salad

  • 4 Tbs toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbs lemon juice
  • 1 Tbs grated ginger
  • 4 Tbs soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup veg. or sesame oil
  • hot pepper oil (optional)
  • 1/2 onion or 6 scallions, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups shrimp (optional)
  • 2-3 handfuls of chopped arugula
  • 6 oz soba noodles

Whisk together oil, lemon juice, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, garlic and hot pepper to taste.  Stir in onions, sesame seeds and meat.  Chicken, turkey or marinated tofu can be substituted for shrimp.  Set aside and allow to marinate for 10-15 minutes.  Boil soba noodles according to directions on package.  Rinse in cold water, drain and mix in.  Trim any fibrous stem ends from pea greens, steam til bright green.  Drain and add to salad.  Adjust seasonings, toss and serve.