Saturday, March 7, 2009

Spring Noode Stir-Fry w/Asparagus and Walnuts, suggested by Amy

From the "Rachael Ray Everyday" Magazine

1/4 C. dark sesame oil
2 1/2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped garlic
1 1/2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger (I used dried/ground--fresh would have been better)
1/2 pound vermicelli or capellini pasta
1 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 pound asparagus, cut on an angle into 1-inch pieces
1/2 pound sugar snap peas, halved

*In a small bowl, whisk together: 3 tablespoons sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, and crushed red pepper.
*In a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta until al dente; drain.
*Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the walnuts and toast-2-3 minutes. Transfer to a bowl, wipe out the skillet and heat the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil over high heat. Add the onion and asparagus and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add the peas and sesame oil sauce; cook for 1 minute over high heat. Lower the heat to medium, add the pasta and cook, stirring, until heated through.
*Top with walnuts

I added some frozen shrimp for protein, but it would be good with chicken or tofu too.

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