Thursday, May 28, 2009

BBQ Season Begins

This past Memorial Day weekend was just as it should be - comprised of late night cocktails on a lush patio, sunny afternoon games of "tennis" (I use that term loosely as we haven't played in years and did not actually keep score so much as simply try our best to return the volley without send the ball flying over the fence and onto 18th street), strolling around Georgetown with no particular shopping objective in mind, an evening BBQ with wine and white lights strung across the deck, and a couple delicious daytime BBQ's with lots of food, little kids, dogs and backyard recreational activities. And to top it all off, the dish I breathlessly threw together before running out the door got rave reviews! Its a perfect summer cookout recipe - delicious, nutritious, easy to make and will feed lots of people, so I thought I'd share. Straight from my Mom's recipe box...

Chinese Noodle Salad

2 small heads of Napa cabbage, chopped
1 bunch of green onions, chopped green parts
1 stick margarine
1/2 c. sliced almonds
3 T sesame seeds
2 pkg ramen noodles, crushed

1 c. sugar
2 T soy sauce
1/4 c. vinegar
3/4 c. oil

Boil sugar, vinegar, soy sauce, and oil for 1 min. Remove from stove and let cool. Pour into container w/ tight lid so it can be shaken until well mixed. 

Brown almonds and noodles in margarine, add sesame seeds towards end. Stir while browning. Let cool. 

While sauce and noodle mix are cooling, chop cabbage and onions. Add noodle mix to cabbage and add sauce. Mix well.   Enjoy!

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