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Vegetable Lo Mein

July 7th, 2006 | Comments Off

Vegetable Lo Mein

1# whole wheat spaghetti

4 scallions, thinly sliced

¼ c. oyster sauce

¼ c. rice vinegar

3 T. reduced sodium soy sauce

2 t. sugar

2 t. sesame oil

1/8. t. crushed red pepper

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1 t. finely minced fresh ginger root

2 T. canola oil

1 c. shredded carrot

1 red pepper, cored, seeded and thinly sliced

1 c. snow pea pods, de-stringed and thinly sliced

Peanuts for topping (optional)

Cook spaghetti according to package directions. Drain.
Stir together scallions, oyster sauce, vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, garlic, ginger and red pepper until sugar is dissolved.

In a large non stick skillet, heat canola oil over medium high heat. Add peppers and carrots, stir fry for 3-5 minutes. Add pea pods, stir fry about 2 minutes. Add in spaghetti noodles and cook, stirring occasionally until hot, about 5 minutes. Pour in sauce and toss pasta and vegetable to coat. Top with chopped peanuts if desired.

Sesame Noodles

July 7th, 2006 | Comments Off

Sesame Noodles*

1 # whole grain spaghetti

½ c. reduced sodium soy sauce

2 T. sesame oil

1 T. canola oil

2 T. lime juice

Zest of half a lime^

1 ½ t. crushed red pepper

4 scallions, finely sliced

8 oz. fresh spinach^

2 cloves garlic, finely chopped^

4 oz. matchstick carrots^

½ c. toasted sesame seeds

¼ c. chopped cilantro

Mix together soy sauce, oils, lime juice, red pepper and ¼ c. scallions. Set aside

Cook pasta according to package directions, drain.

Meanwhile, roughly chop spinach. Heat a sauté pan with a small amount of oil and add garlic when hot. Sauté for 20-30 seconds, then add carrots. Cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly. Add spinach and cook until wilted but still firm. When pasta is done, add back to cooking pot and toss in vegetables and sauce mix. Stir to combine. Add zest and half the sesame seeds and mix. Serve with cilantro and remaining sesame seeds as garnish.

*Original recipe from the Summer 2004 issue of Eating Well; changes are noted with ^