Sesame Noodles

October 12, 2009 by Ali

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Top 10 Reasons Why I H-E-A-R-T Sesame Noodles:

10. They call for simple ingredients I almost always have on hand
9. Make fantastic leftovers!
8. Take less than 15 minutes to whip up
7. Are versatile – I generally throw in whatever seasonings, meats, or veggies I have on hand
6. Make your kitchen smell hea-ven-ly
5. Great way to use up any random pastas (whole-wheat works well too!)
4. Can be served hot, room-temp, or chilled
3. Delicious, delicious, delicious!!!
2. Offer a great way to use up leftover chicken/beef/pork/shrimp
1. Main ingredient: sesame oil. Need I say more???

These truly are more about the “method” than the “recipe”. I generally just toss in a little of this, and a little of that. But here is a jumping off point. Enjoy!!! :)

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Sesame Noodles

Total Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. (16 oz.) linguine or spaghetti, cooked according to instructions
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger (or 1/2 tsp. ground ginger)
  • 2 Tbsp. rice vinegar (or red wine vinegar)
  • 2 Tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot chile sauce or hot chili oil
  • 1/2 cup green onions, sliced thin
  • lots of freshly ground black pepper

Method

To make dressing, combine soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili sauce and canola oil in a small bowl until combined.

Cook pasta until al dente. Drain, and toss with the dressing. Sprinkle with green onions and toss.

Serve immediately, or refrigerate and serve chilled.

Adapted from Pioneer Woman

Ali's Tip: I opted to make these without peanut butter or peanuts this time around. But if you'd like to turn these into "peanut-sesame noodles", just add 2 Tbsp. of peanut butter into the dressing. And then if you'd like, add in some extra peanuts with the green onions at the end.

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About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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  2. i’ve tweaked ree’s recipe a couple of times and have never quite found the ratio of oils and sauces that i like. you saved me more hard work….thank you, this was great!

    - jennie

  3. Yummy! I used olive oil and rice noodles it was perfect.

    - Marie Leigh

  4. Oooh – I’ve actually never tried them with tahini. Thanks for the idea! Fun!! :)

    - ali

  5. a squirt of siracho, and 2 Tbs of tahini (sesame paste) make it extra yummy

    - violarulz/ducksandbooks

  6. Yum… I love sesame noodles, too. Haven’t made them in a while. Thanks for the reminder!

    - Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction