A fabulous meal to celebrate the new year or a birthday with friends. Ask each guest to bring one topping to lighten the work. The larger the group, the more toppings – get creative. The long noodles symbolize the promise of long life!
Course: Meatless Main Dish
16-ouncepackage dry spaghetti
2teaspoonstoasted sesame oil
2cupsjulienned fresh spinach
4green onionsdiagonally sliced
1cucumbercut into quarters, seeded (optional)
⅓cupsmooth peanut butter
2tablespoonsreduced-sodium soy sauce
2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Allow the excess moisture to drain, place the pasta in a serving bowl and then toss with sesame oil.
While the pasta cooks, prepare the toppings. Steam the snow peas in a steamer until tender; drain and slice into strips.
Spray a small skillet with cooking spray. Heat the skillet then pour the eggs into the pan, tilting to cover the bottom to form a thin pancake. Cook over medium heat until firm, turning once; do not stir. Invert onto a plate. Cut the egg pancake into thin strips.
Make the sauce by combining all the sauce ingredients in a blender or use an immersion blender. Process until smooth.
To serve, portion pasta onto each plate. Everyone adds the desired toppings to their pasta and then drizzles peanut sauce over the top.
Adapted from the Colorado Dietetic Association’s cookbook, The Best of Simply Colorado Cookbook, 2006.
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