Soba Noodles with Grilled Shrimp and Orange Dipping Sauce

Soba Noodles with Grilled Shrimp and Orange Dipping Sauce
Prep Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins

Buckwheat soba noodles have a wonderful earthy flavor that's terrific with shrimp and vegetables. Serve this family-friendly option for dinner with any toppings you prefer, such as peas, red bell pepper, mint, chopped peanuts, and a squeeze of lime.


  • ¼ cup fresh orange juice (from 1 orange)

  • 2 tablespoons mirin (rice wine)

  • 1 ½ teaspoons soy sauce

  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar

  • 1 ½ teaspoons minced jalapeno or serrano chile

  • ½ teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger

  • 1 ½ pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • Coarse salt

  • 6 ounces soba (Japanese buckwheat noodles)

  • Vegetable oil, for grill

  • Desired toppings, such as carrot, cucumber, radish, avocado, snow peas, cilantro, and scallion


  1. Soak eight 6-inch-long wooden skewers in water, 10 minutes. In a bowl, combine orange juice, mirin, soy sauce, vinegar, chile, and ginger. In another bowl, marinate shrimp in 3 tablespoons sauce, 10 minutes.

  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook noodles according to package instructions. Drain and rinse noodles with cold water.

  3. Heat a grill or grill pan to medium-high. Clean and lightly oil hot grill. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Cook, turning once, until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 minutes. Serve shrimp and noodles with desired toppings and remaining sauce for dipping.

Cook's Notes

Try boneless chicken pieces instead of shrimp.

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