Oriental Crab and Noodle Salad

Hubby loves this simple and easy to prepare noodle dish. It is light, delicious, and is a complete meal - carbs, protein and veggies included!

What you need:

  • 10 ounces Ramen noodles or vermicelli
  • 1 package (8 ounces) flaked imitation crab meat
  • 1 cup fresh snow peas
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp (or more) minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions

What to do:

Bring around 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add the noodles and cook for 2 minutes. Add the crab meat and snow peas; cook 1 minute or until noodles are al dente.

Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, and pepper flakes in a large bowl. Mix well and set aside.

Drain the noodle mixture. Add the noodle mixture and bell pepper to the prepared dressing. Toss to coat. Arrange on salad plates or bowl, and sprinkle with green onions.

Tips, Tricks and Tweaks:

1. Use Chinese curly noodles instead of ramen. Or experiment using egg noodles.
2. Real crab meat is not advisable as it has a very strong taste and might overpower the other spices. (Not to mention it is very expensive)
3. Use dark sesame oil for a deeper, richer taste.
4. Feel free to add more ginger, garlic, etc. depending on your taste preference.


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