*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                           ANTS CRAWLING UP TREES
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      2/3   c            TVP®
      1/2   c            Hot water
    1       tb           Chopped or grated ginger
    2       tb           Soy sauce
    1                    To 2 Tbsp hot bean paste
      1/2   ts           Salt (optional)
    3 1/2   oz           Bean thread noodles
    2       c            Veggie broth or water (avoid
                         Broth that may have a sweet
   Pour the boiling water over the TVP® and let it sit for
   10 minutes. Saute the gingerroot in a very small
   anount of oil or other liquid. Add the soy sauce, bean
   paste, salt and TVP®. Cook very very gently and stir
   frequently as it burns easily. Cook about 5 minutes
   and set aside.
   Cook the bean threads in the broth until the broth has
   been absorbed by the noodles. Add the noodles to the
   TVP® mixture and stir until blended evenly...ie. all
   the “ants” are distributed throughout. Enjoy!
   Source: This is a dish that was a favorite at our
   local Chineses eatery. I used to make it with ground
   turkey (before I saw the light) and have found that
   TVP® works just as well. It’s hot and spicy...delicious
   and just a little different.
   Posted by Ann Christmann
   Digest - 5 Apr 1995 to 6 Apr 1995. 1.80á
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