Friday, December 28, 2012

Pasta with Asian Twist

Pasta with an Asian Twist

This is the kind of dish that you can make depending on what you find in your refrigerator. The key is the sauce. If you have those ingredients then you're good to go. You can then combine any veggies, pasta, and/or protein and you've got a tasty dish!

Here's the sauce: 

•1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce 
•2 T brown sugar  
•1/2 t kosher salt  
•1 t fish sauce  
•1/2 t  Sriracha spicy chili sauce 
•3 T sherry cooking wine  
•1 T cornstarch
Combine all these ingredients in a bowl and set aside.

8 oz of pasta--I used whole wheat Udon noodles

For protein I used 10 large cooked shrimp that I thawed and threw into the sauce while I cooked the pasta and veggies. 

Pkg of sliced mushrooms
1 red pepper sliced
1 yellow pepper sliced
1 bunch of broccoli (just the tops) I microwaved them for two minutes before adding to the stir fry.
Sesame oil

Boil the noodles according to pkg directions--drain and put back in pot and toss with a couple T of sesame oil

Sauté the mushrooms and peppers in large skillet or wok until well cooked (ten minutes or so) add the broccoli and continue to stir fry for five minute more. Add the sauce and shrimp and turn heat down as you combine ingredients. Add noodles and combine--and enjoy!