Ok, I’m sure you could debate that, but you gotta admit, seaweed, wild salmon, soba noodles and broth beat out a lot of other typical options. We always eat fairly intelligently around here, but the cold weather makes us crave carbs. And however good the Marin Bagel Company Bagels may be, they are not the best way to start the day, if you want to stay awake and in fighting form.
This bowl of nourishment is really easy to throw together and it’s hot, which is important in these days of keeping the thermostat at 61 degrees. After you eat it, you’ll feel light on your feet and quick in your brain, and the fat and protein in the salmon will hold you until lunch. Most important, it tastes really good (As long as you don’t mind eating fish for breakfast). I’ve been into canned salmon lately for salads, pastas, and things like this. It’s really cheap, it’s wild caught (better for your body and the environment) and it’s surprisingly tasty. The brands vary a lot, but a good one will be moist and flaky. At the risk of sounding like a shameless shill for Whole Foods Market, their 365 brand of canned salmon stands out among the brands available.
Make a quick dashi broth with bonita flakes (directions on the package)
Add a few strands of wakame and boil until reconstituted
Add soba noodles and boil until tender
Turn off heat and add salmon
Garnish each serving with nori strips and Goma Shio
You can make a big batch of dashi broth ahead of time to have on hand.
You can add shredded cabbage, kim chee, sauerkraut, sprouts, avocado…pretty much anything you want to keep it interesting and varied.