Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oriental Pasta

Mark and I both enjoy the simplicity of many Asian-inspired dishes. A little ginger, soy sauce, and some gently cooked vegetables over a bed of rice or noodles make for a very satisfying meal.

I love this quick and easy-to-prepare Oriental Pasta recipe from The McDougall Quick & Easy Cookbook. You can find a similar recipe here on Dr. McDougall's website, where it's called Oriental Pasta Salad. In the dish pictured above, I used pad Thai rice noodles instead of buckwheat soba noodles, added baby corn, sliced red bell pepper and snap peas, and served it piping hot.

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Anonymous said...

Wow! All of your food is always so colorful! It makes them seem very enticing. This one sounds really simple. I think I'll make it for dinner tonight. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I just wanted you to know that I made this tonight for dinner, and it was excellent! Thank you for sharing the link to the recipe and for the changes you made. I made it using your suggestions, and we all loved it.

erika said...

Mmm...this sounds like the perfect cool-weather dinner. And it looks amazing, too!