Sunday, June 28, 2009

Napa Noodles

I like health foods and health stores. They are just so much fun.
A couple of months ago, I tried soba noodles for the first time and this is the recipe I used.
I was seeing recipes pop up all the time in magazines and on the web, that used soba noodles, so I finally grabbed some.
This recipe also includes edamame, which is one of my favorite foods.
This was a great dish, that we all enjoyed, but I thought that the hoisin sauce flavor was a little too strong. If you love hoisin sauce, than that won't be a problem, but if I were going to make it again, I would cut back on that a little bit.
I also reduced the amount of oil that the veggies were stir-fried in, because I think a little oil goes a long way.
This was ready really quickly and had lots of green veggies, so it was good, quick dinner.

Napa Noodles From Every Day with Rachael Ray
May 2009
One 12-ounce package soba noodles or 1 pound whole wheat linguine pasta
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1 head napa cabbage (about 2 pounds), thinly shredded
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1 bunch scallions, cut on an angle into 2-inch pieces
3 cloves garlic, chopped
One 2-inch piece fresh ginger, grated or finely chopped
1/4 cup hoisin sauce
3 tablespoons soy sauce
Grated peel and juice of 1 lime
1 teaspoon coarse black pepper (1/3 palmful)
1/2 cup mint leaves, shredded
20 basil leaves

1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, salt it, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain.
2. While the pasta is working, in a wok or large skillet, heat the oil over high heat until rippling. Add the cabbage and edamame and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Stir in the scallions, garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 1 minute. Stir in the hoisin sauce, soy sauce, lime peel, lime juice and black pepper. Add the pasta, mint and basil and toss.

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Marie Rayner said...

Those look really good and healthy, with the edamame and all. They also look really tasty!

Creative Classroom Core said...

Napa cabbage is such a tasty and healthy addition to a meal like this! I also really like how you used edamame :)

On another subject, who designed your blog? It looks fanatastic!

Kerstin said...

What a yummy and healthy dish - it looks great!

Aggie said...

I just started using soba noodles too and love them! This is a great recipe to try!!

Anonymous said...

Your dish looks and sounds very healthy. I love all the green in it. YUM.