Cold (But Spicy) Sesame Noodles

Today I was trying to think of a recipe that was easy with minimal cooking.  Cold sesame noodles are nice and hearty, and you only need to actually cook the noodles.  You can even use leftover spaghetti noodles, and then you don’t need to cook anything!

Once again, I’ve never made this dish before, but I had a good idea what I’d need.  Noodles, sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut butter, and some spices should do the trick.  I had some carrots and scallions, too, which I thought would be a great addition.  Mostly I just used whatever ingredients that I had in my kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb Chinese egg noodles, or any long think pasta
  • 1/2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • something spicy, like chili paste or rooster (sriracha) sauce
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 2 tsp ginger
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • sesame seeds for garnish

Simple really doesn’t adequately describe this recipe.  I just cooked the noodles, then tossed them with the rest of the ingredients.  You might want to melt the peanut butter a bit to help it coat the pasta, but the heat of the cooked noodles seemed to work well.  I think that next time I will toast the sesame seeds a bit to wake them up.  Be wary of how much rooster sauce you use, if you go that route.  It’ll melt your face off, man.

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