Summer Time #11 – Noodle

summertimeShanghai Noodle Salad

Makes 8 servings

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
Cool: 2½ hours

Shopping List:

  • 450 gr or 1 pound fresh thick Chinese wheat noodles (Bahmi)
  • 60 ml or ¼ cup ketchup
  • 50 ml or 3½ tablespoons sesame oil
  • 50 ml or 3½ tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 25 gr or 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 10 gr or 2 teaspoons salt
  • 8 ml or 1½ teaspoons lime juice
  • 25 gr or ¼ cup chopped green onion
  • 2 carrots, peeled and shredded
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into matchsticks
  • ½ red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • ½ yellow bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 9 gr or 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 gr or 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

fresh-wheat-noodlesTO MAKE:

  1. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat.
  2. Once the water is boiling, stir in the Chinese noodles, and return to a boil.
  3. Cook the noodles uncovered, stirring occasionally, until they have cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  4. Drain well in a colander set in the sink.
  5. Rinse the noodles with cold water several times to chill, then drain again.
  6. In a large salad bowl, whisk together the ketchup, sesame oil, low sodium soy sauce, brown sugar, salt, and lime juice until the brown sugar has dissolved.
  7. Place the noodles, green onion, carrots, zucchini, red & yellow bell pepper, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes into the bowl.
  8. Toss gently to thoroughly mix the salad and coat with dressing.
  9. Chill at least 2 hours before serving.

Note 1: Make extra sauce to use as a marinade for a chicken breast. Slice the chicken and sautee it in the marinade to top the noodles with for a main dish.
Note 2: If you don’t care for raw bell pepper or zucchini, just drop the matchstick veggies into the pasta water for about 30 seconds just to soften them slightly.
Note 3: Use linguine instead of thick Chinese wheat noodles (Bahmi).


Amount Per Serving Main recipe.
Calories: 258
Total Fat: 7.4g
Cholesterol: 0mg
Sodium: 815mg
Total Carbohydrates: 41.9g
Dietary Fiber: 1.4g

Gastric Bypass, Gastric Sleeve and Lap-band [WLS] persons can eat only half a serving max !

PDF of this recipe: 20140904-ST11-Shanghai-Noodle-Salad