Lately I have been experimenting with Asian flavors. Although I am not much of a pasta eater I love Asian noodles. Udon, sobe, ramen…. Bring it on. Last weekend, I took my mom and sister to a tiny sushi spot located inside the only Asian supermarket in my area. While we enjoyed sushi, Briana had a bowl on Yake Udon. The serving was so big that when my little girl announced she was done, there was still a whole lot left so we couldn’t help but stick our chopsticks into this delicious looking bowl. Since we were at the right place for noodles I decided to visit the noodle isle to make some at home.
As I was reading nutrition labels on what seemed like an endless selection of noodles you know what I noticed? Noodles are loaded with sodium. I stumbled upon buckwheat somen, a thin Japanese noodle made with buckwheat flour. Seemed like a good choice. Well apparently I know how to pick noodles. We loved loved loved the way somen turned out stir fried with cabbage and shrimp.
Oh yeah, it’s even better when served with Sriracha.
On the side note, if you cant find somen noodles, angel hair pasta might make a great substitute.
If you’re looking for a simple and easy dinner idea, look no further. This one is a keeper.
Stir fry Somen noodles with Cabbage and Shrimp
Author: Kathy Steger
- 1 lb raw shrimp, peeled
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 package Somen noodles (side note, use angel hair if you cant find women)
- 1 onion, chopped
- ½ head small green cabbage, sliced
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 3 cups chicken stock
- 1 tbsp oyster sauce
- 2 tbsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (or low sodium soy sauce)
- 2 tbsp cilanro, chopped
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet. Saute cabbage and carrots until soft, about 10 minutes.
- Heat the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a smaller skillet, saute onion and garlic until translucent. Add shrimp. Cook until pink
- Bring chicken stock, oyster sauce and liquid aminos to a boil, cook noodles about 4 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of liquid.
- To the cabbage mixture add the shrimp onion mixture and noodles. Stir and sauté about 2 minutes. Add reserved liquid ½ cup at a time.
- Stir in cilantro.
- 23rd April 2013
- Healthy, Lunch, Main Dish, Mediterranean Diet, Miscellaneous, Pasta, Recipes, Reduced Fat, Salad, Seafood, Vegetarian, WIAW
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So let’s see what have I been eating.
I am now a proud owner of the Vitamix. Super excited about it. I made my first smoothie for breakfast. It’s amazing what a great job this blender does. I made a Breakfast Green Smoothie using broccoli, kiwi, apple, orange and iced water. It sort of tasted like an apple sauce. Briana and I shared it on our way to her school and she loved it.
Lunch was a Pesto Quinoa Pasta Salad with Broccoli and Asparagus.
Over the weekend I made a bunch of Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves, so I brought a few with me for afternoon snack.
After a long day at work hunger attacked as I was driving home. As soon as I got home I had a few slices of light havarti cheese and salami to hold me over till dinner, which by the way was awesome. We had Asian style Somen noodles with Shrimp & Cabbage. Somen noodles are buckwheat noodles that are low on fat and sodium. They worked perfectly in this recipe.
I’ll be sharing all these recipes over the next few days. Be sure to check back.
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