Monday, January 25, 2010

Ham and Pineapple Asian Noodles

 This tastes as good as take-out chinese food, and just as fast (probably faster)!

Printable Recipe

1lb diced ham
2 tbsp catalina dressing
1 tbsp soy sauce
1/2 cup catalina dressing
1 can pineapple tidbits (juice reserved)
1 chopped bell pepper
1 cup water
1 tsp ground ginger
8 oz steam fried noodles

Brown ham in 2 tbsp Catalina dressing. Add soy sauce, pineapple and peppers and cook 10 minutes. Add another 1/2 cup dressing, reserved pineapple juice, water and ginger. Add noodles to pan. Cover, bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, stirring frequently and adding more water if necessary. Cook until noodles are soft, about 10-15 minutes.

If you’re wondering why I have a lot of recipes with ham lately, it’s because my mom sent me home with a big chunk of it left over from dinner at her place one night. This dinner used up the last of it.
My boys liked the pineapple the best (no big surprise there!). They picked it out and ate it first. That was about all that Cole ate, but Bennett was a little more adventurous and eventually ate most of what was on his plate. I thought it was pretty yummy, and I was happy how easy it was to make.