In social settings topics on “How’s the weather?” are considered conversational helpers. I would want to refrain from talking about the weather had I been put into an uneasy situation. Oscar Wilde went on to say “Conversation about the weather is the last refuge of the unimaginative.” That said I did not want to relate my next post to the hot summer. It is hot and humid in Singapore all year round, so nothing new if the temperature soars a little higher . However it seems it has been super hot all round the world with heat waves making much of the news. Blame it on global warming maybe?
In fact, I see the hot weather has taken the blogging world by storm as well. Funny we normally see this during festive occasions like Christmas, New Years, Diwali, public holidays when everyone is sharing sumptuous holiday food and their celebrations everywhere. . Do check out some interesting links that caught my eye relating the weather and food at the end of this post.
So anyway since I used some flat Soba noodles and sweet colorful peppers sautéed with garlic, onions, peanuts, scrambled eggs in a smoky, hot BBQ blend from Jamie Oliver , this next dish is a zesty blend of spices that will heat up your palettes.
The flavors were brilliant and it is a simple recipe that you can whip up easily especially when you need a quick week night dinner fix.
You can increase/decrease ingredients as per your liking.
Flat Soba Noodles
Bell Peppers or any sweet peppers you have – The more colorful the better
Few cloves of garlic smashed
1 medium-sized onion chopped
1 green chilli
A handful of peanuts
Salt to taste
Goat cheese crumbled on top – Skip it if you don’t want to
**BBQ seasoning /blend – I used Jamie Oliver’s blend that was available here at Jason’s Market place in Singapore but I am sure many of you have your own blend as well. Or use any other hot seasoning that you prefer.
In a deep non stick pan add in olive oil and saute the crushed garlic, onions, green chilli, peanuts and pepper until onions are translucent. Then beat in 2 eggs and start scrambling them in the pan. Season with salt and the BBQ spice blend. Simultaneously in boiling water cook the noodles until al dente. Mix the egg mixture and noodles. Serve immediately with a little goat cheese crumbled on top.
**The Jamie Oliver BBQ blend that I used contained sea salt, coriander seeds, onion granules, mustard seeds, black pepper corns, garlic granules, crushed chillies, fenugreek, cumin seeds, fennel seeds, marjoram, oregano, thyme, hickory smoke flavor,ginger oil and paprika oil as per its label. Phew that was a long list. So do try to experiment these concoctions if you have them on hand and time to spare :). However I do not know in what proportion you should be mixing these.
Some interesting posts that I thoroughly enjoyed reading and I must share with you all:
1) I want to feast on all this fruit here
2) David Lebovitz has a 24 hour vacation in hot Paris – Can I please have such a 24 hour vacation going forward with the fabulous food he feasted on as per this post here ?
3) Cooling off the Summer with Soba Noodles at The Kitchn here
4) A pretty old post but perhaps the cucumbers used in this recipe here by Clotilde from C&Z are enough to cool you down