Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sesame Noodles

On a hot night, these are my go to meal. They are quick and easy and can be whipped up in just a few minutes without a lot of work. These noodles are great at room temperature. Toss in some grilled chicken for a tasty meal.

Sesame Noodles

1/2 cup soy sauce
2 Tbsp sugar in the raw
1 handful of sesame seeds
Pinch Red Pepper flake
1/4 cup canola oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil or canola if you don't have any
3 green onions, chopped

1/4 tsp onion powder
1 in piece of fresh grated ginger
2 large garlic cloves, pressed
2 Tbsp peanut butter
wasabi (the slightest amount)
Soba noodles or whole wheat spaghetti


Cook pasta according to package instructions. Rinse pasta and drain well.

Place seeds in a large saute pan or wok and warm over medium heat until toasted. Add Garlic, ginger, and whites of  green onions. Saute with a tablespoon of sesame or canola oil. Add soy sauce, sugar, red pepper, oil, onion powder, peanut butter and a touch of wasabi, whisk to combine.  Heat over medium heat until hot.

Pour sauce over pasta and garnish with tops of green onions and sesame seeds.

Happy Cooking!

Joy

2 comments:

Elizabeth said...

What is the amount of noodles you are using? That sounds like a lot of oil and soy sauce. Only 2 T of peanut butter? I am always looking for a recipe for this ...usually I just mix myself to taste. I know I would never use that much oil in anything, unless maybe serves a dozen people.
So this is a tried and true recipe?? I am always disappointed by recipes off the internet but will save this one for a bit and await you answers.

Joy B. said...

Elizabeth, I used a bag of soba. I made it several times and enjoyed it, so it's tried and true enough for me. I don't really like a lot of peanut butter on my noodles. It was more of a light peanut flavor. Feel free to reduce or increase any amounts of the recipe. I found that 4 tbsp of canola and 8 tbsp of soy sauce worked for me. Hope you find a recipe you like.