Saffron Fish Stew With Soba Noodles
Soba noodles are a Japanese noodle made from Buckwheat. It is a great protein source for vegetarians as it is one of the plant-based foods that is high in essential amino acids. They are high in antioxidants and nutritionally rich.
What Are Soba Noodles?
Not really a wheat, soba noodles are in the same family as rhubarb and are a gluten-free carbohydrate.
Spanish Soba Noodles Catfish Stew
Saffron is a delicate spice that is extremely expensive. When you buy it, it will be a small envelope of 1/4 grain!
1 lb fish fillet
1 qt water
1-15 oz can organic crushed/diced tomatoes
4 garlic cloves-pressed
2 tbs. slivered or pressed ginger
1 small onion minced
1 grain of saffron strand
1 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper
8 oz. soba noodles
2 green onions/scallions-sliced end to end
1 lemon wedge per plate
- Heat tomatoes in a medium sauce pot.
- Add garlic, ginger, onion, red pepper and cumin and heat to a boil.
- While boiling, break and add in soba noodles. Stir well.
- Rub saffron between your finger and thumb as you add it to the pot.
- Reduce heat so it is still boiling but not too hard.
- Gently place catfish on top of noodles cook for 10-15 minutes.
- Stir in sliced green onions.
- Serve in Asian Style bowls topped with a lemon wedge.
- Squeeze lemon into stew as you eat it! YUMMY!
This recipe serves 5-6 and can be made with any kind of fish. I typically use catfish but sea bass, tilapia or any other firm-fleshed fish may be used.