Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Broccoli Asparagus stir-fry with Kelp Noodles & Wasabi Dressing

I have been obsessed lately with broccoli and asparagus stir-fry's. The combination is fabulous, both vegetables pack a power-punch of nutrients, and they can be combined with an endless number of ingredients for a quick and easy meal.

My Mom arrived for a visit recently with some freshly picked asparagus from my Dad's garden. Being the wasabi-lover that she is, I decided to concoct a wasabi dressing to toss my stir-fried broccoli, Dad's asparagus, and....kelp noodles! And...she LOVED it!

I discovered these Kelp Noodles by Sea Tangle Noodle Company a while ago at Whole Foods, and they have been a hit in my kitchen! They are made out of kelp but do not taste like the sea. They actually don't have much flavor at all...BUT have an amazing crunch that gives a nice texture to your dish! And, with only 6 calories per serving, they are pretty guiltless.

Broccoli Asparagus stir-fry with Kelp Noodles & Wasabi Dressing
(Serves 2-3)

1 T coconut oil or olive oil for cooking
2 heads broccoli, chopped
1 large bunch asparagus, tough ends removed and chopped
2-3 green onions, sliced
1 package Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles, rinsed
black and white toasted sesame seeds for garnish

Place wok over medium-high heat and add oil when hot. Add broccoli and cook for about 2-3 minutes. Add asparagus and continue to stir-fry another 3-4 minutes until cooked through and broccoli is starting to brown (may need to add a dash of Bragg's or soy sauce while cooking to add some steam). When cooked through to desired firmness remove from heat, add green onions, noodles and dressing and mix well. Sprinkle with black and white sesame seeds and enjoy....with chop-sticks of course!

Wasabi Dressing:
2 T soy sauce
2 T rice vinegar
2 T sesame oil
2 T honey
1 T yuzu vinegar or orange juice
4 tsp wasabi powder & 3 tsp water, mixed well until forms a paste (I use S&B wasabi powder)

Whisk all ingredients together until mixed well. Adjust seasoning to taste.

Here is a great post I found about the kelp noodles with some helpful pictures:

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