February 25, 2009

Longevity Noodles

I seem to go in "kicks". Sometimes its muffins. Sometimes its brownies. This time it's noodles. I've made three noodle dishes in the last 3 weeks. Maybe I've had my fill after tonight. Maybe.

I'm really glad I made this recipe. It was full of flavor and even Grumpy liked it! I was a little afraid I was going to hear "you just made shrimp on Saturday...." but instead I heard, "I saw the spaghetti noodles and I got excited, I thought you were making spaghetti." lol. Sigh. I can never win.


Longevity Noodles
Cooking Light Annual Recipes, 1999, page 118

1 tablespoon dry white wine or water
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 teaspoon white pepper (I didn't have white so I used black...don't think it made a difference)
1 teaspoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
20 medium shrimp, peeld and deveined (about 1/2 pound)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups sliced fresh shiitake mushroom caps
1 cup diagonally sliced carrot
4 cups hot cooked whole wheat spaghetti (I used regular)
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (can you believe the only "white" vinegar I had was rice wine? I used that - didn't seem to make it taste funny!)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-1/2 tablespoons minced green onions

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag; add shrimp. Seal bag, and marinate shrimp in refrigerator 15 minutes.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shrimp mixture, and saute 3 minutes. Add mushrooms and carrot; stir-fry 2 minutes. Stir in pasta, vinegar, and salt; cook 2 minutes o until thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with minced onion. Yield: 4 servings (serving size 1-1/2 cups)

Calories: 333
Fat: 10.5
Fiber: 6.4
WW Points: 7

32 comments:

  1. What a delicious noodle dish! I love that it is light!

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  2. You're so right: there's something so addictingly comforting about a nice bowl of noodles. This looks delicious, and I'm a huge fan of shrimp--and ginger! Yum!

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  3. I can never get enough noodles! Or shrimp! Looks delicious!

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  4. I love shrimp and this looks great. And I think I have everything but the shrimp. I just live down the street from the fish market so maybe...O.K. probably!

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  5. I've always wanted to try Longevity Noodles--maybe I'll give this recipe a shot...

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  6. Wow! That really looks great! I am going to ask my mom to make this for me. ;)

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  7. I'm not a huge shrimp fan, but this just looks yummy!!

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  8. I love noodle bowls. How nice that Grumpy liked it too!

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  9. I love this dish!! Lower calories and so delicious. The pictures are making me hungry.

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  10. Its lunchtime and this is making me drool!!

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  11. So much better as a change from spaghetti asnd meatballs. I know we agree on that one HoneyB:D

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  12. Delicious, and fab pictures too :)

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  13. It looks so delicoius and yummy. So springy looking.

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  14. Everybody must taste these longevity noodles, look delicious!
    Shelby better for the age LOL!

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  15. wow, I love noodles too! this looks delicious and very filling too

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  16. This looks so fresh and yummy! Beautiful picture too.I love noodles or any kind pasta and eat it often!

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  17. YUM! I love that you do WW recipes, I'm always on the lookout, this looks wonderful!

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  18. I like the idea of adding in some veggies like mushrooms and carrots, yummy!

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  19. Oh man, this looks great! (It's like a half an hour til lunch, and I'm tempted to nibble on my laptop!)

    +Jessie

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  20. This looks wonderful. I would have used rice vinegar too - it's such a mellow flavor!.

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  21. Sounds good. The only difference rice wine vinegar would have made is that it is less acidic than other vinegars so the dish might have been more tangy otherwise.

    Glad it turned out perfect.

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  22. I love your Blog and I have been visiting for a while.. I just had to comment!

    YOU ARE not old.. saw your comment on Fun Foods on a Budget and had to laugh! My oldest daughter was born in 1986. hahha

    Leslie
    LeslieVeg@msn.com
    http://leslielovesveggies.blogspot.com/

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  23. This looks like a great one to try. I love Cooking Light, I've had a lot of success with their recipes.

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  24. LOL about the noodle kick. I do the same thing with foods, too.

    This looks delicious! And personally, I think your substitutions make it more Asian-like. I would've done the same thing, if that's any kind of consolation LOL

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  25. I always crave for a huge bowl of noodles after work...looks really delicious!

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  26. This looks so good! Love the mushrooms.

    Can related to being on a kick: I've made 3 dishes with beets in the last week :)

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  27. Looks so good..I'm very tempted to give it a try !

    Thanks for sharing the recipe..

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  28. I love the look of the shrimp in this dish -- so plump and succulent. Looking forward to seeing your TWD submissions! WELCOME ABOARD.

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  29. I can never get enough of noodles! Everything about this looks great.

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  30. This dish looks delicious. Your pictures are awesome!

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  31. These look great! Thanks for posting nutrition and point info. Of course, I would have eyeballed it and said "two points". Maybe that is why WW is not working as well as it should for me.:-)

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