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The Food Matters Project: Sesame Noodles with Kale, Crab & Salmon

The Food Matters Project challenge for this week was Mark Bittman's Sesame Noodles with Spinach and Salmon, chosen by Sara of Pidge's PantryClick here to see what everyone else made. Look in the comments section.

This was an easy dinner on a Sunday night. Well, easy for me. My husband had to pick the crabs clean...which I really, really appreciated. I did pour him an oatmeal stout while he cracked and pulled.

And I especially loved that the crab was pulled from the bay this afternoon. I am so grateful to have friends who fish and crab. Or, in this case, friends of friends.

3 C baby kale leaves
1 C thinly sliced shitake mushrooms
1 T minced garlic
enough whole wheat spaghetti noodles for everyone you're serving
olive oil
sesame oil
soy sauce
sesame seeds for garnish
2 handfuls haricots verts, blanched
crab meat
smoked salmon

Cook the pasta. In the meantime, brown the garlic in a large flat-bottom pan. Add the shitake mushrooms and baby kale. Cook until the greens are wilted and the mushrooms are softened. Drain the pasta and stir into the kale-mushroom mix. Toss to coat with olive oil. Season with sesame oil and soy sauce. To plate: spoon your pasta as the base, lay blanched green beans on top, layer smoked salmon and fresh crab meat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


  1. That looks great Camilla! Love the combo of the crab,salmon, and veggies.

  2. SO pretty and yummy! I love your addition of crab with the salmon AND all of those yummy veggies! I will certainly be doing that next time I make this!

  3. SO pretty and yummy! I love your addition of crab with the salmon AND all of those yummy veggies! I will certainly be doing that next time I make this!


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