Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Sesame Noodles


I like to buy noodles when they are super-cheap and stockpile my pantry. I always buy spaghetti and angel hair pasta, but we very rarely eat them with spaghetti sauce & meatballs.  So that leaves me to lots of recipe searching to use them up!

Sesame Noodles
recipe adapted from Rachael Ray's 30 Minute Meals

1 pound angel hair pasta, cooked until al dente
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons tahini
2 tablepsoons sesame oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon dried ginger
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 carrot, peeled and julienned
1 cup broccoli florets
1 yellow or red pepper, cut into slices (I used some from my freezer)
Toasted sesame seeds, to garnish


Cook pasta according to package directions. Combine soy sauce, tahini, sesame oil, garlic, and ginger in a bowl. Whisk until smooth. 
In a large pan, heat the vegetable oil and saute the veggies. Turn the heat down to medium-low, and add the tahini mixture, stirring to heat the sauce. When the sauce is heated through, add the cooked noodles and stir to combine and heat through. Garnish with sesame seeds.

The verdict?
The original version of the recipe was a cold salad, but I was in the mood for something a little different, so I made it more of a stir-fry.

I've tried other sesame noodle recipes, (Thai-ish Sesame Noodles) and this is the first recipe I've seen in awhile that actually called for tahini and not creamy peanut butter. The tahini obviously boosts the sesame flavor, and I was pleased with how the dish turned out. It made great leftovers for a few days!

If you're looking for a good way to use up some tahini, here's a great recipe for Garlic Hummus

Easy Cooking | Simple Cooking

2 comments:

  1. I love sesame noodles, but my husband won't eat them. I've tried and tried, and he ends up eating PB&J...More for me I guess.

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  2. Robin- They are probably not my husband's favorite, either, so I usually make it when he's out! :)

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