This Shichimi Togarashi Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Spicy Gomasio on Soba Noodles with Veggies was an amazing meal–and completely inspired by Raw Spice Bar. The folks at Raw Spice Bar generously gave 3 month subscriptions to 2 of my readers!
Guys! I am so excited about this giveaway, and so excited I managed to get the wheels in motion for it before leaving for Italy! You remember in my post for Matcha and Chia Mochi Cake I told you about Raw Spice Bar? Well this is the rest of that Japanese themed meal and this is the announcement for the fact that the awesome people at Raw Spice Bar have agreed to give away 3 months subscriptions to 2 of my readers!!! How awesome is that? The giveaway details are below, but first a few comments on the meal I made with their spices–which was a huge hit here.
The Shichimi Togarashi Roasted Pork Tenderloin started with the Japanese spice blend Shichimi Togarashi, which translates to “7 flavor chile pepper.” It can be used in a lot of different ways–and you can purchase it pre-made at a lot of different spice stores. The difference with Raw Spice Bar is that it has been toasted and ground right before being mailed to you, and you do not get more than you need (or if you do, not much more).
My only change to the pork tenderloin recipe (Raw Spice Bar will always send suggested recipes with their spices) was to pan sear and roast the tenderloin instead of grilling it. Because of that, I am sending you to Raw Spice Bar for the recipe. I used my tamari soy sauce if you are curious, as that is my first choice for Japanese recipes. The whole family adored this recipe. I think Sammy loved it as much as she loves my Vietnamese bun pork, which is really saying something!
The second recipe I fiddled with a bit more. The spice packet for this was the spicy gomasio, which was a tad too spicy for my kids, but John and I enjoyed it just fine. Gomasio is a seasoning salt made with salt, sesame seeds, sometimes seaweed, and in this case, chile peppers. Because this is sprinkled over the final dish, each person can add it to taste (and because of the kids I have extra).
Raw Spice Bar wrote the recipe to focus on the soba noodles and avocado (and unfortunately they seem to have taken the recipe off of their site). I happen to be one of those odd ducks who is not head over heels in love with avocado, and while I do like it in various preparations (read: guacamole), I prefer it not be the predominant flavor or texture. And as soon as I saw this noodle salad I knew I was increasing the crunch factor. I pulled out my mandolin and had a ton of fun, but you certainly do not need to, matchsticks done by hand are fine. I chose to add daikon radish, jicama and a lot more cukes and carrots. The entire family loved this salad, although as mentioned the kids did not use much of the spicy gomasio.
The great thing about Raw Spice Bar is I never would have been inspired to try these dishes if not for the spice packets they sent along. And we loved the entire meal! I am having so much fun with the Raw Spice Bar deliveries (full disclosure: I have not paid for mine), and I hope you get to also!
Shannon @ Dinner from the Heart says
Laura, you always make the best dishes! I love Japanese flavors and of course you would use the Japanese soy sauce to go with this dish. I think I currently have Japanese, Korean, Hawaiian and 2 Chinese soy sauces in my cabinet. 🙂 Soba noodles are so, so good and the spicy sesame seed salt is yummy. I love the addition of all the veggies to the soba. Great job. 🙂
I can’t seem to find the giveaway details but I want to enter!! This sounds like an awesome delivery box to receive, especially for a foodie!! I actually have some shichimi togarashi at home and it is AWESOME. Spicy in the best way.
I am SO SORRY–it is working now! It was one of those deal where I went back in to change something and that killed it and I didn’t realize. Gah!
Holy freaking wow! I love Japanese flavors, and this looks like it would fit perfectly on our table. I’m going to have to get some of this spice blend and give it a shot. (Maybe as an addition to tonkatsu.)
Manila Spoon says
This looks like the perfect meal for me! Love the variation of flavors and textures here! Pinned.
Lily Lau says
What an awesome giveaway, thanks! Sounds perfect 🙂
Ooh…would love, love, LOVE to win the giveaway!! After reading your reviews, I gave a gift subscription to my mom for Mother’s Day, but one for ME would be awesome, too! 🙂 Thanks!!
Margot C says
I love an Indian Biryani combination of spices.
My favourite spice blend is garam masala.
Donna Currie says
I love mediterranean spice blends – Greek or Italian are very useful. Or a rib rub. Or … hmmm … lots of different one.
Mary W says
I like reading about different and better ways to use spices in cooking. Thank you for writing about that and for the gorgeous photos you post.
Thanks for the opportunity! I love Italian seasonings the most… Anything with garlic in it!
Susan P. says
My new favorite spice blend is Garam Masala. I didn’t know if I would like it but now that I’ve tried it, I like it.
anything with coriander and cumin
I am really loving a local spice shop’s Lake Shore blend that includes scallions, dill, garlic, parsley, and sea salt. So good on vegetables!