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!



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.