Salmon and Soba Noodles

Poaching salmon in an aromatic broth is a healthy and tasty way to prepare it. Serving it with spinach and soba noodles makes an even healthier meal.

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Salmon and Soba Noodles
Makes: 4  servings Prep 20 mins Cook 10 mins


  • 8 ounces  soba noodles
  • 2 10 ounce bag fresh spinach
  • 2 teaspoons  Asian sesame oil
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon  grated fresh ginger
  • 1 teaspoon  finely chopped garlic
  • 4 4 ounces  skinless salmon fillets
  • 1 14 ounce can chicken broth
  • 1 star anise
  • 1 large garlic clove, sliced
  • 2 quarter-sized unpeeled ginger slices
  • 2 tablespoons  sake
  • 2 teaspoons  soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon  red pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup  sliced green onions


1. Cook noodles according to package directions. During last 2 minutes of cooking, add spinach to same pot; cover and cook just until wilted. Drain and toss in a bowl with the sesame oil and salt. Divide noodles and spinach among 4 serving bowls; keep warm.

2. Rub grated ginger and chopped garlic over salmon.

3. Combine broth, anise, garlic slices, ginger slices, sake, soy sauce, and pepper flakes in a deep 12-inch-wide skillet. Add salmon and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer 4 to 5 minutes; let stand 2 minutes. Transfer salmon to bowls with noodles and spinach. Remove star anise, garlic and ginger slices from broth. Ladle hot broth into bowls. Sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition Facts

  • Servings Per Recipe 4
  • cal.(kcal)535,
  • Fat, total(g)20,
  • chol.(mg)84,
  • sat. fat(g)4,
  • carb.(g)51,
  • fiber(g)6,
  • pro.(g)42,
  • sodium(mg)1289,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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