Soba Noodle Chow Mein

We love Chinese food, but we rarely eat it because of the high amount of sodium and fat. We also don't indulge in pasta or noodles too much because it is so heavy, but these buckwheat noodles are light and super healthy! If you are ever craving carbs along with something sweet, salty, and spicy, this is your dish! Not to mention that it only takes about 30 minutes to prepare...

Soba Noodle Chow Mein

Serves 2

4 oz. of Soba noodles, cooked

8 large shrimp, peeled and devained

1/4 cup carrots, roughly chopped

1/2 cup mushrooms, sliced

1/2 cup of snap peas

2 tbs. chopped green onion

2 tbs. mint, chopped

2 tbs. basil, chopped

2 tbs. cilantro, chopped

2 tbs. garlic, chopped

2 tbs. sesame oil

1 tbs. low sodium soy sauce

1 tbs. chili sauce or sambal (sriracha okay)

2 tbs. white wine

1 lime, juiced

Zest of one lime

Salt and Pepper to taste

NOTE: Soba noodles cook quickly! Keep them on the al dente side, as they will continue to cook once you strain. To stop the cooking, shock noodles with cold water immediately after removing from hot water.

1. Bring pot of water to a boil seasoned with a pinch of salt. Add noodles and cook for 5-6 minutes or until al dente. Remove from pot and immediately rinse with cold water to stop cooking.

2. Saute mushrooms and snap peas with 1 tablespoon of garlic and 1 tablespoon of sesame oil on medium heat in large saucepan. Allow veggies to lightly brown by keeping the stirring to a minimum and cooking for 4-6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste, then remove from pan and set aside.

3. Season shrimp with salt, pepper, and 1 teaspoon of lime zest, then cook shrimp on medium heat. Allow 2-3 minutes on each side, then remove from pan to join mushrooms.

4. Add remaining garlic and sesame oil in sauce pot, along with soy sauce, lime juice, remaining lime zest, white wine, and chili sauce. Bring to small boil and add noodles. Coat noodles in sauce, then add shrimp, mushrooms, snap peas, carrots, and green onions. Stir to combine the sauce with all of the ingredients and to reheat. Add chopped herbs to finish.