Sunday, March 17, 2013

Sweet Ginger Scallion Noodles for a Springtime #SundaySupper

When it comes to comfort food, you can't do much better than a big bowl of noodles. I'm not partial to any one kind of noodle dish in particular, but be it sauced with tomatoes, tossed with vegan Parmesan and black pepper or, like this one, dressed in an Asian sweet-salty glaze with lots of veggies, tucking into a slurpable carb fest is a perfect way to end a tough day at work, or to warm up after a brisk walk out in the cold.

For #SundaySupper this week, we're celebrating the coming Spring season by sharing recipes that are as bright as the future months. Amber of Mama's Blissful Bites is our host, and we have quite the delectable array to choose from when it comes to cooking for the season! I decided on these chewy somen noodles that I stir fried with shredded cabbage and broccoli and dressed with a spicy, sweet garlic - teriyaki - scallion sauce inspired by White on Rice Couple and Simply Reem. I've made it a few times now, and in the absence of scallions I've also used shaved leeks, which were amazing as well!

Sweet Ginger Scallion Noodles

For what it's worth, I prefer San-J Teriyaki Sauce for general cooking (and especially noodle dishes like this), but it isn't vegan as it's honey based (I don't eat meat, dairy or eggs but I'm pretty lax on the honey thing). Steels is a good vegan option or you can make your own if you have the time and ingredients! The stevia I've been using lately is by a brand called Pyure, who's organic brand of stevia is made with probiotic inulin and tastes fantastic.

Hungry for our Spring menu? Check out the #SundaySupper nosh below!

Breakfast

Apps, Bread, Salads, Soups and Dressings:

Main and Sides:

Desserts:

Beverages:

Please be sure you join us on Twitter throughout the day during #SundaySupper. We’ll be meeting up at 7:00 p.m. EST for our weekly #SundaySupper  live chat where we’ll talk about our favorite Springtime recipes! All you have to do is follow the #SundaySupper hashtag, or you can follow us through TweetChat!

How do you celebrate Spring? Do you have a special seasonal dish you like to make?

Sweet Ginger Scallion Noodles
Makes one generous serving

Sauce
4 green onions (scallions), white and “sturdy” green parts minced (or 1 large leek, shaved)
1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
1 clove minced garlic
a big pinch chili flakes
2 tbsp teriyaki sauce
1 tbsp rice vinegar
2 tbsp water
3 packets stevia
¼ tsp sea salt
½ tsp black pepper

Saute
½ tsp sesame oil
6 oz shredded cabbage
3.5 oz broccoli, blanched
2 oz dried somen (or soba) noodles, cooked according to package directions (usually about 3 minutes) and drained well
¼ medium cucumber thinly julienned
½ lime, cut in wedges (for serving)
  1. Mix all the ingredients for sauce in the bowl, check for the seasoning. 
  2. Set aside for at least 15 minutes or up to 1 day (so the flavour can develop). 
  3. Heat the oil in a deep saute pan or wok and add the cabbage and broccoli. 
  4. Cook over medium high heat until cabbage begins to wilt. 
  5. Add the noodles and cook until hot and slightly dried out. 
  6. Pour in the sauce, toss and cook 1 minute, then remove from heat and stir in the cucumber.
  7. Serve immediately with lime.
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 354.9
Total Fat: 3.6 g
Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
Sodium: 2,448.0 mg
Total Carbs: 70.2 g
Dietary Fiber: 12.7 g
Protein: 12.3 g