Chinese-Style Longevity Noodles

Chinese-Style Longevity Noodles

Serves 4

These noodles are served traditionally at Chinese New Year's feasts. An ancient Chinese belief holds that long noodles are the key to a long life, so don't cut the noodles as you eat them.

Ingredients: 
  • 8 ounces capellini (angel hair pasta)
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tablespoon tamari, more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 pinch crushed red chile flakes
  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh ginger root
  • 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups thinly sliced Napa cabbage
  • 1 cup fresh bean sprouts, such as mung bean or broccoli sprouts
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/2 cup chopped roasted peanuts
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Method: 

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, about 5 minutes. Drain and then rinse in cold water and drain again; set aside. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together broth, tamari, sesame oil and pepper flakes; set aside.

Heat a wok or large skillet over high heat for 1 minute. Swirl peanut oil briefly around the wok and then add ginger and garlic and cook until aromatic, about 15 seconds. Add cabbage and stir-fry until hot and just wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Carefully add broth mixture to wok along with noodles and stir-fry until sauce is absorbed, 1 to 2 minutes. Add sprouts and stir-fry 30 seconds more. Add more tamari, if you like, and then transfer noodles to a platter, garnish with cilantro and peanuts and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:370 calories (120 from fat), 14g total fat, 2g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 590mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (4g dietary fiber, 5g sugar), 14g protein
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