Pasta Cool Noodles with Spicy Sesame Sauce by RisaG

posted by RisaG 06-16-100 6:34 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Cool Noodles with Spicy Sesame Sauce
Recipe By : Taste by David Rosengarten, p. 30
Serving Size : 6 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Chinese Noodle Dishes
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 tbsp. sesame seeds
2 tbsp. chinese sesame paste -- or smooth peanut butter
4 tbsp. sesame oil
2 tbsp. dark soy sauce
1 tbsp. chili paste -- or more depending
2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. MSG -- optional
12 oz. fresh or dried Chinese wheat noodles -- or spaghetti
fresh cilantro -- for garnish

Toast the sesame seeds over medium-high heat in a heavy saute pan, just until they start to darken (about 2 minutes). Remove from the pan and reserve.

In a mixing bowl, combine the sesame paste (or peanut butter), 2 tbsp. sesame oil, soy sauce, chili oil or paste, vinegar, sugar, MSG (if using). Stir well to blend, taste for seasoning, and reserve.

In a large pot of boiling water, add salt and cook the noodles (fresh ones will take a minute or two, dried ones will take longer.) When the noodles are just cooked, pour them into a colander, and toss immediately with the remaining 2 tbsp. of sesame oil.

Place the noodles in the mixing bowl with the reserved sauce, add the sesame seeds, and toss well to blend. Hold until the noodles cool to room temperature.

Place the noodles on a platter, garnish with cilantro leaves, and serve.

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