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Dinner Tonight: Cold Soba Salad with Peppers and Ponzu Dressing

I don't always have the best luck with cold soba. At its worst, the soba comes out gummy and water-logged. The key is to start with a very simple dish like this one. The soba is boiled, drained in a colander, then rinsed under cold water. Just make sure to let it drain again after the rinse—this solved most of my issues. Some sauteed shrimp or tofu would help bulk this out if you were really hungry, but it's absolutely perfect for those in need of a light summer meal. More

A Serious Eats Menu: Flavor Your Memorial Day with Ponzu

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer, the season in which grilled and fried foods can and should be consumed with reckless abandon. Ponzu-Marinated Carne Asada Tacos take a cue from the Korean tacos of LA's Kogi BBQ truck, combining chopped kimchi with ponzu-marinated skirt steak. Green Bean and Shiitake Tempura with Ponzu Mayonnaise features a mayo-based dipping sauce for crisp, golden deep-fried green beans and mushrooms. Miso and ponzu give the mayo an acidic, savory twist. It's also excellent on sandwiches or stirred into rice. More

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