February 19th, 2007
By Heather Trim
In a large bowl in or near the sink, soak noodles in hot water for about 30 minutes, until softened. (If making ahead, leave noodles in the water until you’re ready to use them.) Meanwhile, prepare all the toppings and put in individual dishes.
In a medium bowl, whisk together ketchup, water, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, ginger, garlic and hot pepper sauce.
Drain noodles through a large colander set in the sink. With clean scissors, snip noodles into smaller pieces. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, stir together noodles and sauce for 4 to 8 minutes, until hot. If mixture looks too dry, add 2 tbsp (25 mL) water. Stir in chopped herbs.
With tongs, divide noodles into 4 bowls; add a wedge of lime to each. Have everyone squeeze lime juice over their portion of noodles, then help themselves to their favourite toppings.
per serving (without toppings): 264 calories, 0.6 g fat, 23 mg calcium, 958 mg sodium, 62 g carbohydrates, 2.7 g fibre, 2.9 g protein