I kind of dislike eating pasta, but it’s damn cheap and I’m obsessed with buying it. I routinely find myself perusing the aisles of Herb and Spice, Nicastro’s (Byward Mkt), and Kowloon Market (Chinatown) picking up $2-6 packages of strange-sounding (or looking) pasta. I do love udon though (in fact I’m MAD ABOUT UDON). My next pictures should involve gnocchi (potato pasta) and jasmine rice. MMMMM!
Here are some pics of recent pasta dishes I made:
This is a simple stir-fry. I heated broccoli, carrots, and baby corn, cooked some TVP chunks, and stir-fried everything with a package of udon noodles in Honey Garlic, Orange & Ginger sauce, and sweet-thai chili sauce.
One of my manic-for-pasta purchases from Chinatown. $1.83 got me 600g of corn soba. Soba is a brilliant Japanese noodle. It’s like fettucine but thinner and chewier and cooks more or less instantly.
Cooked in 2 mins.
My FAVOURITE recipe!! I ripped this out of a Women’s Health Magazine I was reading at the gym last semester. That’s right, I’m the asshole that rips the pages out of your magazines.
Asian Noodle Salad w/ Peanut DressingDressing: 1 tbsp soy sauce 3 tbsp peanut butter 2 tbsp hoisin sauce 4 tbsp hot water 2 tbsp lime juice 1 tsp hot sauce
Noodle Salad: 1 pkg (8.8 oz) soba noodles 1 c 2-inch long thinly sliced zucchini spears 1 c matchstick-cut carrots 1 c thinly sliced bell pepper 1 c snow peas, ends trimmed 1/2 cup chopped scallions, green parts only 1/2 c bean sprouts 1/2 c chopped cilantro 1. Puree dressing ingredients until smooth. Add a tbsp of H20 if not 2. Cook noodles until tender (2-5 min). 30 seconds before removing noodles, add zucchini and carrots. Drain, rinse briefly, drain again. 3. Place cool, drained noodles, zucchini, and carrots in a large bowl. Add pepper, snow peas, and scallions. Pour dressing over mixture and toss until well coated. 4. Garnish with cilantro and sprouts. Makes 4 servings. Each serving: 338 cal, 7g fat,846 mg sodium, 61 g carbs, 4g fiber, 14 g protein
The best part is the super-tangy peanut butter sauce. Other good parts include the price (about $15 for 8 servings worth) the cooking time (20 mins), and the response from omnivores (delight).
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