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I am very happy to report that it is kind of raining here in LA. For those of you that don’t know, LA is always sunny and nice. Sometimes, especially lately, it’s been too hot. So this rain is such a nice break. I realized last night that the nice weather here all the time is just too much. Although I don’t want it to snow or anything (lets not get crazy), I do wish there were more seasons. Los Angeles transforms into this super romantic please when it rains, and I wish that happened more. The smell after rain is so fresh and different. You don’t see as many people on the streets, and it becomes quite and very eerily calm. Everything is so much more green and alive. I feel more alive, even if that means I am laying in bed watching the rain dripping down my window and cuddling with cats, or watching Friends episodes and trying decide which character I am most (I think it’s Phoebe).

It’s rainy days like these that make the kitchen seem like a great place to spend time in. I don’t know what it is about the rain, but I think it strikes some kind of natural urge in all of us to eat something cozy, something fortifying. I would like to suggest our Almond Butter Soba Noodles with Garlic Shrimp. This dish is really filling and different than what might first pop into your mind when you think of cold weather food. You might first think of using peanut butter in this dish, but the almond butter gives it a lighter feel and a creamier texture. The garlic shrimp are delicious and gives this dish a bite. I would give this dish an A+ for being a great rain weather choice.
♥ Teri

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Almond Butter Soba Noodles with Garlic Shrimp
Serves 2

garlic shrimp:
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil
8 to 10 white shrimp, peeled, deveined and cleaned
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2  teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
almond butter sauce:
1/4 cup all natural almond butter
2 tablespoons ponzu sauce
2 tablespoons raw honey
1 1/2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons sesame oil

8 ounces soba noodles, cooked and chilled
1 carrot, peeled and julienned
1/3 hothouse cucumber, julienned
3 leaves savoy cabbage, shredded
1 teaspoon toasted black sesame seeds
1 teaspoon toasted and crushed almonds, optional

1. For garlic shrimp: Place all garlic shrimp ingredients into a bowl and marinate for 30 minutes.
2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and sauté shrimp for 5 to 6 minutes or until just cooked through. Remove from heat and refrigerate until ready to use.
3. For almond butter sauce: Place all ingredients into a bowl and whisk together until fully combined. Refrigerate sauce for at least 30 minutes.
4. To assemble: In a large bowl toss together the soba noodles and sauce until fully coated. Place a handful of shredded savoy onto a plate and top with half of the coated soba noodles. Top noodles with carrots and cucumbers followed by shrimp. Finish with a sprinkle of sesame seeds and serve.

  1. Belinda @themoonblushbaker Not Specified Not Specified

    Lovely! that use of almond butter would work so much better with the mellow nuttiness of the soba.

  2. Quyen Not Specified Not Specified

    Great recipe! I love soba noodles and I’m always looking for another way to flavor it. Thanks!

  3. Abby @ The Frosted Vegan Not Specified Not Specified

    Bat wing arms are so a result of those rainy days, buuuut so worth it!

  4. Lin Not Specified Not Specified

    Yummy!!! Gonna make this. But I can’t figure out how to print the recipe. It just takes me to a new window with your blog. Help!!! Thanks. :)

  5. Ruthy @ Omeletta Not Specified Not Specified

    I’m the same way! I love nothing more than days inside when it’s raining, and eating major comfort food. Love these noodles.

  6. Tammela Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum — I’m a huge soba noodle fan. Here’s my variation, with peanut sauce:

  7. Annie @ ciaochowbambina Not Specified Not Specified

    Your photo had me at hello! This looks awesome. And as a side…I loved your story. My daughter has been living in LA for roughly 6 months and I believe yesterday was her first rain (since moving) and she loved it! We’re from the east coast so she’s missing that fall weather, big time!

    Nice post, thank you!

  8. Megan Not Specified Not Specified

    Yum! This sounds awesome. And I hear ya! I want to eat all the pasta and pizza, but this one seems like it’d be a good alternative to carbville.

  9. Avery Not Specified Not Specified

    Would it still be good if I made this and ate it warm?

  10. Laura (Tutti Dolci) Not Specified Not Specified

    I love soba noodles but it’s the almond butter sauce I’m totally intrigued by!

  11. Tieghan Not Specified Not Specified

    That almond butter sauce sounds incredible. I have never had soba noodles, but I am pretty excited to try this!

    Oh and I love the seasons, but I also love the sun. I could live in LA from January to August, but from September-December 25th I am all about the seasons!

  12. Ali @ Inspiralized Not Specified Not Specified

    I love that you’ve used almond butter here instead of peanut butter. Awesome!

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  14. Lynna Not Specified Not Specified

    I`m always craving for pizza, I don`t know what is wrong with me. But, I could do this! It looks delicious and a great way to use almond butter. Totally saving!

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  19. PekoPeko Not Specified Not Specified

    That almond butter sauce was delicious. I changed the recipe a bit to turn it into a hot dish, so the soba ended up a bit mushy (my fault) but it was delicious nonetheless. With that sauce, how could it NOT be?!

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