Cool California Sesame Shiitake Noodles

Cool California Sesame Shiitake Noodles

Serves 4

California is known for trend-setting cuisine and much of that is based on the culinary influence of its citizens, including a large Asian population. Here's a simple take on a cold noodle salad. Add baked tofu, chicken or shrimp if you wish, but it's delish as is!

  • 8 ounces dried capellini pasta
  • 1 cup frozen shelled edamame
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 6 ounces fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 cup julienned carrots and/or red cabbage
  • 2/3 cup thinly sliced green onion
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • Crushed red chile peppers, to taste (optional)
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Cook pasta, adding edamame to pot with the pasta when the water boils. Rinse in very cold water, drain and set aside. In a large sauté pan, cook mushroom slices in oil over low heat (do not brown). Turn off heat. Add toasted sesame oil, soy sauce and rice vinegar. Toss shiitake sauce with noodles, carrots and/or cabbage and green onions. Serve topped with sesame seeds. Pass red pepper flakes at the table, if desired.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:420 calories (140 from fat), 15g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 370mg sodium, 54g carbohydrate (5g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 15g protein
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