Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Minnesota Hot Dish

by Cheri of From Out of the Cracks

This is one of my favorite vegetarian dishes that is very tasty and full of good protein. Served as a main dish or with you favorite meat dish, its bound to be your new vegetarian favorite!

Sweet and Sour Lentils with Fine Noodles

1 cup lentils, rinsed
1/4 cup Braggs Liquid Aminos (soy sauce)
1/4 cup honey
1/3 cup rice or white vinegar
1 tsp freshly grated ginger
6 oz ramen or other raw fine egg noodles
2 Tbl dark sesame oil
1 Tbl hot chili sauce
Two garlic cloves, minced
One large carrot, thinly sliced
Half medium green pepper, finely chopped
Two bunches green onion, chopped

Combine the lentils and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and cook for 20 min minutes, or until the lentils are tender but still firm. Drain and set aside.

In a small bowl, combine the Braggs, honey, vinegar add ginger, mix well and set the sweet and sour sauce aside.

Cook noodles al dente (watch them carefully because they cook very quickly), drain and set aside.

Heat the sesame oil over medium heat in a large skillet. When it is hot, add the garlic and carrot and sauté over moderately until the carrot is tender crisp. Add the green pepper and onion and sauté just until the onion wilts a bit.

Add the cooked lentils and the sweet and sour sauce; simmer over low heat for 10 minutes. Add the noodles and simmer just until they are heated through

Serves 4 – 6

Now we need a tile trivet to set the vegetarian hot dish on. Visit Angel Ellie's shop for some fun trivets!


Kellybot said...

I can attest to the yummy of this dish! It was filling and tasty!

Ellie Jacobson said...

I can't wait to try this hot dish..looks awesome! And thanks for including one of my trivets! :-)

Sook said...

Hi! My first time here. You have a lovely blog! I'd like to try these noodles. The only thing my baby boy would eat is noodles and I am always looking for a great noodle dish. Thank you!