Cooking With Wildtree: Shanghai Noodle Salad

One of the Wildtree items I am most excited about, is the plethora of naturally flavored oils they offer, from garlic to bacon to butter, they will blow your mind!  I am so in love with the Butter one, if it was a candle flavor, I would have it lit all the time!  

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  Did you know that grapeseed oil is better for you than even Olive oil?  Years ago we switched from veggie oil to olive, but now, recent studies show that Olive oil is compromised as SOON as it is heated up, making it no longer healthy.  Grapeseed however, has a flash point of like 500*.  You can safely fry with it, cook with it, eat it plain, and it’s a fantastic source of nutrition for your body, totally uncompromised by heat.

  • Grapeseed Oil contains about twice as much Vitamin E as Olive Oil.
  • It has zero trans fats and is non-hydrogenated
  • It has zero cholesterol and very little saturated fats
  • It has the highest concentration os omega-6 polyunstaurated fat

   We use the butter one to make Dale’s famous Stir Crazy popcorn, tastes like the healthy version of movie theater popcorn!  And the bacon one, I am saving for when we get some fresh asparagus.  Can you imagine how yummy it will be with bacon grapeseed oil and a kosher salt?  Can’t WAIT!

Did you know you can even BAKE with grapeseed oil? I haven’t tried it, YET.  But follow this link for the recipe:

Grapeseed Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

You shouldn’t be able to tell any difference at all, and again, it’s healthier for your family in the long run.  

Wildtree Grapeseed oil flavors found here on Sonya’s site.  I bought the HUGE size! Mmmm! It tastes amazing drizzled over baked fish, sauteing veggies, and of course, Dale’s famous Stir Crazy Popcorn!

In addition to the oils I purchased, Sonya gave me a bottle of Thai Sesame Sun Butter Sauce to try from Wildtree’s amazing sauce and dressing line.  It smells incredible!!!!

   As soon as I got my first whiff, I knew exactly what I wanted to make, some sort of cold Asian inspired salad that would be delicious on a summer day.  IMG_9895

 Besides, I figured I had given you all enough traditional, served hot, Chinese dishes to last you a while since I just posted our Top 10 Chinese Dishes last month.

Shanghai Noodle Salad

{with Thai Sesame Sun Butter Sauce}

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Description

If you like Asian-inspired dishes, this one is for you. Think Summer version though, because this one is served chilled. The PERFECT 1 dish dinner after a long day at the pool!

Ingredients
  • FOR THE MEAT:
  • 1 piece Of Ginger Root, About 1 Inch In Size, Peeled And Finely Chopped
  • ¼ cups Brown Sugar
  • ½ cups Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Asian Seasoning
  • 1-½ pound Beef Bottom Roast
  • FOR THE PASTA SALAD:
  • 18 ounces, weight Chinese Wheat Ramen Noodles {in The Ethnic Section}
  • ½ cups Ketchup
  • ¼ cups Sesame Oil
  • ¼ cups Soy Sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 2 Tablespoons Lime Juice
  • ¾ cups Wildtree Thai Sesame Sun Butter Sauce
  • ½ cups Chopped Green Onion
  • 1 cup Shredded Carrots
  • 1 cup Fresh Broccoli Florets
  • 1 whole Small Zucchini, Cubed
  • 1 whole Red Pepper, Diced
  • 1 Tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds
Preparation

In a slow cooker, blend ginger root, brown sugar, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and asian seasoning. Place thawed meat in crock pot and turn to coat well. Cook on high for 4-6 hours or low 6-8.

Fill a large pot with water and boil chinese noodles for 4 minutes, or as directed on package, rinse until cool, and set aside.

In a large bowl, mix ketchup, sesame oil, soy sauce, brown sugar, kosher salt, lime juice and Sunbutter sauce. Chop listed veggies and add to mixture. Stir in cooled noodles and toss to coat. Refrigerate until serving time.

Remove meat from crock pot and thinly slice. Transfer broth and meat to a bowl and refrigerate for 2 hours or until just cool to the touch. At this time, toss meat into the pasta bowl and serve immediately.

Enjoy!

shanghai noodle salad

  To purchase the items in today’s blog, go shop my party here, at Sonya’s website please!
And don’t miss tomorrows BIG GIVEAWAY!

~T

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