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      RECIPE TITLE "Cashew Noodle Stir-fry" Author: The Clueless Vegetarian copyright 2000 by Evelyn Raab.

    yields 4time--- difficulty easy

    If you can find the thin Chinese noodles that come vacuum packed and precooked, use them in this stir-fry. They add a nice stringy, chewy texture to the dish. Otherwise use any thin pasta like spaghettini, vermicelli or capellini instead.


    • 12 oz. (350 g) package thin precooked Chinese noodles
    • 8 oz. (250 g) very thin pasta, vermicelli or capellini
    • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) vegetable oil
    • 1 cup (250 mL) cashew pieces
    • 1 medium sweet green or red pepper, thinly sliced
    • 2 stalks celery, sliced
    • 1 (14-oz./398 mL) can baby corn cobs, drained and halved lenghtwise
    • 2 cups (500 mL) fresh bean sprouts
    • 4 green onions, silvered
    • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) soy sauce
    • 1 tbsp. (15 mL) Chinese chili paste (or less, or none)


    1. If you are using precooked Chinese noodles, open the package and place them in a strainer. Pour boiling water over them and fluff them up with a fork. That's all. They're now ready to use.
    2. If you are using regular pasta, cook it in plenty of boiling water until tender but not mushy, drain thoroughly, and set aside.
    3. Beat the oil in a wok or large skillet. Add cashews, and stif-fry over high heat for 1 minute, until they are lightly golden. Now throw in the sliced green or red pepper, the celery and the baby corn, and stir-fry for about 3 minutes. Add the bean sprouts and the green onions, and cook for just one more minute, until the sprouts are beginning to wilt. Now stir in the noodles and toss to combine.
    4. In a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce and the chili paste (if you're using it), then add to the noodle mixture, tossing just until heated through. (If you're not using the chili paste, you may want to increase the amount of soy sauce). Serve immediately.

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