Friday, June 12, 2009

Sesame Noodles

I'm often asked if I cook at home. The answer is Yes, when I can. My schedule of events and meetings keeps me out at least a couple of evenings a week, so when I do get home to cook I usually try to keep it quick and easy. A 30 minute meal to me is too long, but here is a recent creation that I really like, and is really quick:

1- 4oz package l0 mien or chow mien noodles
1- 4oz bag of baby spinach – I eat a lot of spinach

2 T minced garlic
2 T sesame seeds
¼ c vegetable oil
¼ c low sodium soy saouce
¼ c rice wine
¼ c rice wine vinegar
2 T brown sugar

1 to 2 c of meat - Sliced BBQ pork, Roasted Chicken, Sliced Steak - a great use of leftovers

The idea is to prepare in the time it takes to cook the noodles
Start the noodles, follow directions on package for cooking them.

Place spinach in a large bowl, set aside.

Place oils, garlic and sesame seeds in a sauté pan, then cook till golden
Add the rest of the liquids and brown sugar - bring to a boil
Add in your choice in meat, heat through

By now your noodles should be done
Drain the noodles
Place noodles on baby spinach - this will wilt the spinach perfectly
Pour the mixture of meat and sauce over the top
Toss and enjoy.

It is a great quick dinner, I have also at times added shredded carrots, cabbage, mung beans; almost any veggie that will wilt easily.

It's healthy, tasty and fast. Enjoy

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