Sesame Shrimp Noodles w/Asian Garlic Bread

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Ingredient List: 

 

8 ounces linguini
1/2 pound (2 cups) shitake mushrooms or button mushrooms, sliced
1 1/2 cups sugar snap peas, frozen
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deviened (about 30 shrimp)
Cooking spray
Sesame Noodle Sauce:
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon fresh, peeled and grated or 1/4 teaspoon dry ginger
2 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, sprinkle over top of finished dish

Asian Garlic Bread:
1 loaf French style Bread
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 teaspoons Chinese chili sauce
2 teaspoons fresh garlic, minced
3 teaspoons fresh chives, minced

Directions: 

Mix together all ingredients for sauce; crushed red pepper, parsley flakes, rice vinegar, sesame oil, grated fresh ginger, honey and cornstarch. Set aside.
Cook linguini according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, spray a sauté pan with cooking spray. Over medium heat, sauté 2 teaspoons sesame oil and minced garlic for 30 seconds; add shrimp and sauté shrimp until they are pink, about 6 minutes.
When pasta is 3 minutes from being finished, add mushrooms and sugar snap peas to the pasta pot. Bring water to a second boil and finish cooking the pasta until al a dente.
Add the sauce to the shrimp and heat until thickened. Drain pasta, mushrooms, and peas. Combine pasta and shrimp sauce. Top with sesame seeds before serving.
Asian Garlic Bread:
Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
Mix butter, Chinese chili sauce, garlic, and chives. Slice bread and spread butter on one side of each slice. Wrap entire loaf in foil and heat for 20 minutes. Serve warm.
Servings: 4 (Asian Garlic Bread: Makes 16 servings)
Nutrition: One serving provides approximately: 395 calories, 22 g protein, 70 g carbohydrates, 10 g fiber, 6 g fat (1 g saturated), 86 mg cholesterol, 136 mcg folate, 4 mg iron, 158 mg sodium.
Garlic Bread: One serving (one slice) provides approximately 157 calories, 3 g protein, 17 g carbohydrates, 1 g fiber, 7 g fat (4 g saturated), 21 mg cholesterol, 31 mcg folate, 1 mg iron, 283 mg sodium.
Source: Wheat Foods Council
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