Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Sesame Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Broccoli over Soba Noodles

Source: Vegetarian Times (slightly modified by Aimee)
Makes about 6 servings

3 small crowns broccoli, chopped into bite-sized florets
2 small sweet potatoes, cubed
1 small bunch green onion, chopped
4 TB sesame oil, divided
1/4 tsp salt
2 TB sesame seeds, divided
2 TB orange juice
2 TB tamari
1 TB rice vinegar
1 TB sherry
1/2 tsp ginger
1 tsp minced garlic
10 oz. soba noodles, uncooked
optional: 8 oz. tofu, cubed & cooked

1. Preheat oven to 450. Place broccoli, sweet potatoes, & green onion in large bowl. Add 3 TB sesame oil, salt, & 1 TB sesame seeds; toss well to coat. Spread veggies on baking sheet, & roat 20 minutes, turning with a spatula 3-4 times.
2. Meanwhile, whisk together OJ, tamari, rice vinegar, sherry, ginger, garlic, & 1 TB sesame oil.
3. Cook noodles according to package directions; drain & combine with roasted veggies, OJ mixture, & 1 TB sesame seeds Toss well to coat & serve with optional tofu.

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