Chilled Asian Noodles with Snow Peas, Peppers and Peanuts – serves 8 to 10

27 06 2006

This refreshing chilled main dish combines the tangy Asian flavors of sesame oil and tamari with tender marinated noodles, crisp veggies, and peanuts for a meal that satisfies without a lot of calories.

INGREDIENTS:

1 pound Chinese egg noodles
3 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
3 1/2 tablespoons tamari or shoyu
2 tablespoons organic sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Coarse salt, to taste
Hot chili oil, to taste
1/2 cup scallions, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 cup snow peas
1/2 cup roasted peanuts

METHOD:

1. Cook noodles according to package directions, drain, and place them in a large bowl.

2. Place the sesame oil, tamari, sugar, vinegar, salt, and chili oil in a small bowl, whisking until smooth. Pour over noodles, tossing to combine, then add scallions, peppers, and snow peas. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and marinate at room temperature for 3 hours, then refrigerate. 

3. Before serving, toss with peanuts.


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