Asian Stir Fried Noodles

I don’t know about you, but I love a good lo mein. Combining noodles, fresh veggies, garlic and soy sauce in a wok is easy and can yield some flavorful dishes. I found a recipe on Blue-kitchen.com for Asian Stir Fried Noodles with Cashews and thought I’d give it a try. Reading through the recipe, I knew there were a few things I wanted to tweak for personal tastes, starting with taking out the cashews, because I’m not a huge fan.

Here are the ingredients I used to yield 2 servings:

  • 6-7 ounces of linguine noodles (I couldn’t find uncooked udon noodles and followed the substitute suggestion from Blue-kitchen.com)
  • 1 medium shallot, sliced
  • 5 green onions – white parts and light green parts sliced, and part of the dark green tops sliced for topping the final dish
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Tabasco soy sauce (or regular soy sauce)
  • 1 Tablespoon mirin
  • Approximately 2 cups of finely sliced napa cabbage

Here’s what I did:

  • Start a pan with salted water to boil on the oven. While the water gets up to a boil, slice the shallot, and clean and slice the green onions and napa cabbage.
  • Add noodles into boiling water and cook 2 to 3 minutes less than the package calls for; you want the noodles to be on the chewy side of al dente as you’ll cook them a bit more later on. When the noodles are ready, drain them and run cold water over them. You can drizzle some peanut oil over them if you are afraid they will stick together.
  • Heat a wok or nonstick skillet over medium heat with the peanut oil. Add the shallots and green onions (white and light green parts) and stir continuously for 1 minute. Be careful to not burn the shallots and green onions.
  • Add the napa cabbage and cook an additional minute, stirring to mix the oil, shallot and green onion with the cabbage.
  • Add noodles and toss in the wok or skillet with the cabbage, shallot and green onion mixture.
  • Add in soy sauce and mirin and toss to coat the noodle mixture.
  • Taste noodles and add salt, white pepper and additional soy sauce to taste.
  • Cook until the noodles are hot.

Serve in a dish and top with the remaining chopped dark green onions. The noodles would also be delicious paired as a side with a variety of meat or the meat could be added into the dish.

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