Monday, March 25, 2013

Garlic Noodles

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We went back home to Michigan last week to visit family and friends.  We had a great time and were able to catch up with lots of people that we haven't seen in years!  It was really nice to be able to see all the people we did, but a week is never enough time.  We missed seeing quite a bit of our family friends and hopefully next time we will be able to catch up!

We got home on Wednesday and I have been sick until today.  Good thing is I was the only one who was sick and hopefully it stays that way because this one knocked me down and had me bed ridden for 3 days!  Yuck!  But now I am feeling better and am happy to get back into the kitchen.

My oldest is back to school after spring break and my hubby is back on nights so it was just me and the little one for lunch today.  I decided to make a simple Asian inspired garlic noodle.  This is a really simple dish that we love!  I usually make this for dinner by adding some chicken, bamboo shoots, water chestnuts, and broccoli.  If I add all those veggies and chicken I double the sauce.  Play with it and have fun adding what you like.  Get creative and enjoy!

Garlic Noodles
8 oz angel hair pasta
2 TBS butter
1 heaping TBS minced garlic
1/2 cup chopped green onions
3 TBS reduced sodium soy sauce
2 TBS brown sugar
3 TBS oyster sauce
1 tsp sesame oil

  • Prepare noodles as directed on the package
  • Meanwhile melt butter in a skillet over medium heat
  • Add green onion and garlic and saute until softened, about 2-3 minutes (if you want some heat add some crushed red pepper just a pinch will do...I omitted it this time since it was just me and the little guy)
  • When onions are softened remove from heat
  • In a small bowl mix together soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, and sesame oil until blended
  • Add the drained pasta and sauce mixture to the onions and toss until fully combined
  • Serve and enjoy!
These are really good!  I mean really, really good!  They are super addicting and can be hard to put down.  My picky little one ate 2 huge bowlfuls and so did I.  This is the perfect dish that can be adjusted very easily.  If you want more sweetness add some more sugar and if you want it more savory add more soy sauce.  Simple and delicious!

Below is the nutritional information per serving.  This recipe yields approximately 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 103 g
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Total Carbohydrates
Dietary Fiber
Vitamin A 7%Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 3%Iron 14%
Nutrition Grade B-
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional Analysis

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  1. Know what I like even more than garlic? Green onions. I can see how this would be hard to put down. Thanks for linking!

    1. They are truly addicting! But made for a great lunch with my little guy :)

  2. Yummy yummy yummy in my tummy!
    Made this dish and loved it! Such a great blank canvas to add to in the future. Maybe chicken, definitely shrimp. Also would be amazing with loads of sauteed veggies and some sesame seeds/peanuts.
    Thanks for sharing your recipe.

    1. That is wonderful! I am so glad you enjoyed them. They are so versatile that you could add just about anything to them :) All your ideas sound fantastic!

  3. Sounds very good! I am going to pin this right now!

    1. Thank you! I hope you get to try it soon and enjoy it as much as we do!

  4. Looking forward to trying this. I love garlic! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Ginger Snap Crafts :)

    1. Garlic is one of my favorite ingredients! You will definitely love these! They are so yummy!

  5. I love garlic!! Thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays! love it! Really appreciate you stopping by my blog! I’m trying to keep in better touch with my linkers/readers… If you already follow me, please let me know I will find your blog on Bloglovin (I’m transferring my follows there)if you don’t follow in any way, would you consider following via GFC or other method?

    1. Thanks for stopping by! I am a follower via GFC, Facebook, and Pinterest. Have a great day!

  6. Wow do those look delicious. Cannot wait to make this one!

  7. I am visiting from Mandatory Mooch...your noodles look delicious and your blog is SO cute! I just started a new link party today called "Pin it Again" Friday...please come on by for a visit...and bring your noodles...there is always room for one more at the table! Blessings! Diane

    1. Thank you so much :) I will definitely join the party! Sounds like fun!

  8. Hi Erika,
    Your Garlic Noodles will sure be a winner at our table, they look awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

    1. Thank Miz Helen! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  9. this sounds so good........Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  10. I love garlic and so does my husband. This will definitely be a winner with us! I am so happy you shared this at the Back for Seconds Social! I am featuring this recipe tomorrow, Congrats!!Feel free to grab a button :)

    1. Thanks so much for the feature! I hope you guys enjoy it as much as we do!

  11. This sounds really good but I do have a question. What other item could you substitute for the oyster sauce? I have several in my family that are allergic to oyster and shrimp. Thank you for the information.

    1. Honestly I am not too sure. I googled it and found there is a vegetarian oyster sauce made from mushrooms. Not too sure where you would get it. Otherwise you could try to omit the oyster sauce and adjust the sugar and soy sauce to your taste preference. Sorry I wish I could be more help, but oyster sauce is really it's own unique flavor so I am not too sure what an even swap would be.

  12. I thought about trying this recipe but it looked complicated so I just ordered it form restaurant. Result was a solid and taste is like wow. Chinese and Indian restaurant


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