Spring special fruit,these tender tangy green almonds have a soft white almond and is completely edible. While the green almonds harvested in late summer have harder shell,with a more firm and brown almond in the core. Originating from Middle East and Mediterranean,these are also grown in California and can easily be spotted in Middle Eastern and other specialty stores,at an affordable price.Tender green almonds are perfect for snacking ,nutritious addition in salads and stir fries.
The Japanese style soba noodles with touch of Mediterranean green almonds is one quick and satisfying entree.
Recipe :Green Almonds Soba noodles stir fry
6 ounces buckwheat Soba Noodles(about 2 bundles)
1 cup tender green almond
2 medium bell peppers(red or green or orange) seeded and sliced
1 big clove garlic,finely chopped or minced
2 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoon Schezwan sauce(or any East Asian hot chili sauce)
1 tablespoon Peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
Cook the Noodles
Boil water in a big pot of salted water ,cook the noodles as per the package instructions and drain.
Cook the Vegetables
In meantime heat a wok or a deep pan add teaspoon of oil turn the heat to medium-high add the garlic and bell peppers ,stir often and cook for few minutes until most of the water is cooked about 5-6 minutes,add the hot sauce and soy sauce ,stir in the almonds and cook another minute or two.
When the vegetables are done,mix in the cooked noodles then lastly mix in the tofu and sprouts.Serve warm with a drizzle of mild hot chili sauce if desired.
This is my entry for Weekend Herb Blogging ,hosted this week by Lynne from Cafe Lynnylu