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       Title: Soba Noodles with Grilled Tuna & Soy Ginger Sauce
  Categories: Chinese, Seafood
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       1 c  Chicken broth
       1 tb Olive oil
       8    4 oz. tuna steaks
            1/2 inch thick
       3 tb Minced garlic
   2 1/2    Inch piece of fresh ginger
            Peeled and minced
       1 c  Rice vinegar
     2/3 c  Soy sauce
   1 1/2 tb Finely grated lemon zest
       1 ts Minced serrano chile
            Or
     1/2 ts Crushed red pepper
       1 ts Sugar
       6    Scallions, thinly sliced
       1 lb Dried soba noodles or
            Rice noodles or linguine
     1/4 c  Minced fresh chives
       1 tb Minced fresh mint
            Sprigs of mint for garnish
  
   Rub tuna steaks with oil and season with salt and
   pepper. Set aside. In a small saucepan, heat remaining
   2 tsp. oil over moderately high heat. Add the garlic
   and ginger and cook, stirring until slightly colored,
   about 1 minute. Stir in the stock, vinegar, soy sauce
   and 1 tsp. of the lemon zest. Add the chile and sugar
   and bring to a boil. Remove from the heat and stir in
   the scallions and keep warm.
   
   Bring a pot of water to the boil for the noodles.
   
   Grill the tuna for about 5 minutes, turning once,
   until charred on the outside and pink in the middle.
   Transfer to a plate and keep warm. Cook the noodles
   and toss with half of the soy sauce mixture. Mound the
   noodles on 8 warm plates. Place the tuna on the
   noodles and spoon the remaining sauce over. In a small
   bowl, toss the remaining zest with the chives and
   minced mint and sprinkle over each serving. Garnish
   with mint and serve immediately.
   
   Source:Food and Wine November 1992.
  
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