Sunday, May 4, 2008

Cold Sesame Noodles

This is incredible!

Combine in a saucepan:

3 Tbsp. soy sauce (I use low salt)
1/2 tsp. dried (hot) red pepper flakes
2 Tbsp. packed brown sugar
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (plus about 2 extra Tbsps.)
1 Tbsp. Oriental Sesame oil
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger root
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 Tbsp. cider vinegar
4 Tbsp. honey
3 cloves minced garlic (or 3 tsp. minced garlic from the jar)
4 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Simmer over low heat until thick, stirring often so it's as smooth as you can get it. Take it off the heat and let it cool off.

Cook 1 lb of Lo Mein Noodles or Thin Spaghetti.

Toss pasta with sauce and stick it in the fridge. It should totally coat the pasta. It's good served just cool or all the way COLD.

Just before serving, top with 4 chopped scallions and 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds.

It's DA BOMB served with an ice cold beer like Asahi or Sapporo, or my new favorite, Chimay ale.

I also serve it with a chicken breast that's been marinated in ginger/sesame teriyaki sauce.

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