Asian Noodle Salad

Tonight I busted out The Brinkley’s Cookbook!

(my new last name, in case you were wondering who the Brinkley’s are! It’s me, Charles & Jackson – our little family!)


This was one of the amazing gifts I received at my Pennsylvania Bridal Shower from all my friends and family.


Everyone added a recipe or two for Charles and I to enjoy – some of them even have stories to go along with them. It was such a cute gift!


The cookbook is broken down into sections and completely personalized. It was made on Tastebook if anyone is looking to create something similar – I highly recommend it, this cookbook is great quality!


Tonight I was in the mood for an Asian night – so I made Aileen’s Asian Noodle Salad.


Spicy Soy Dressing:

  • 3/4 inch of ginger root – chopped
  • 2 fresh green chilies- cored, seeded, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves – chopped
  • 2 tsp sugar
  • 4tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 4 oz soy sauce
  • 4 tbsp peanut oil
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil


Prepare the veggies and combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl. Pour soy sauce in last, followed by whisking in the oils so the sauce thickens. Set Aside.


While the sauce thickens, prepare the salad – boil 8 oz noodles until tender but still chewy.


Drain noodles and combine with the spicy soy dressing – set aside to marinate.


While the salad was marinating in the dressing I boiled 6 oz of snow peas until tender but still crisp.


And chopped up 2.5 oz of roasted, unsalted peanuts to add to the salad.


Comine everything in a bowl.


Serve & Enjoy!



This came out fantastic! The papers gave it a little kick, the snow peas gave it a little crunch – the meal was delicious!



I can’t wait to try out the rest of the recipe creations from The Brinkley’s Cookbook!

Stay tuned for deliciousness!


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  • Reply Allison August 16, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Asian noodle dishes are delicious- especially tossed with some TJ’s peanut flour… So are the TJ’s chicken dumplings!

  • Reply Monique August 17, 2011 at 10:35 am

    great cook book!
    Happy Birthday lil guy!

  • Reply Patty O August 18, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Wow, your meal looks amazing! That was an awesome shower gift and one to cherish forever!

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