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Chinese Noodles


This pasta dish gets rave reviews every time I serve it. Because it uses a few pots, and does take some time, I don’t make it unless there is an occasion. But when my family just gets a whiff that I’m making it, they literally come running! I never have leftovers! I’ve made it for sheva brachot, too.


Prepare the Noodles

1. Sauté the veggies in approximately two to three tablespoons oil for 15 minutes, or until tender-crisp. They should not be too soft.
2. Gently mix sautéed veggies with the noodles.

Tips: Stir the pasta frequently while cooking to prevent pasta from clumping together and sticking to the bottom of the pot. This also ensures even cooking. It is not necessary to add oil to the cooking water. Oil only coats the pasta, which keeps the sauce from clinging properly. This is true for all types of pasta.

Notes: This dish can be frozen very successfully. If you want to freeze it, take care to sauté the veggies for less time, as they will soften when defrosted. You might want to heat it up covered, and uncover the last few minutes, so any unwanted liquid will evaporate. Also, if you are afraid it might be too spicy for your family’s taste buds, put in less garlic and soy sauce. Just remember this is supposed to be a very seasoned dish.

Variations: If you want to cut down on the oil, sauté the veggies with oil spray and halfway through sautéing, add the water from the canned mushrooms for liquid, so they don’t stick to the pan, but they do get cooked somewhat.

Prepare the Sauce

1. Cook together the sauce ingredients until they are completely blended.
2. Mix the sauce together with the noodle mixture and serve.