Friday, March 26, 2010

Oh Me, Oh My, Sesame Noodles!

These were on the menu the other night to accompany some Soy Glazed Salmon and I have to say, it's one of the best things I've made in a long time. Joe had taken the kids to the park so they could run a bit and I was able to cook in peace, a rare thing indeed around here. I whipped up the sauce and poured it over the noodles, gave it a stir and then made the mistake of putting a bite in my mouth. I couldn't stop. They were divine! It's all I want to eat. I have a feeling there will be a bowl of these residing in my fridge very often this summer. The original recipe called for linguine but I happened to have some soba noodles in my pantry so I used those instead. All I can say is, if you can get your hands on soba noodles then use those, but if not just use linguine. Whole wheat would be great with this recipe. Just don't not make it if you can't find soba noodles. It would be a crying shame to miss out just because of that!

Sesame Noodles
8 ounces of linguine or soba noodles
3 cloves of garlic
3 Tablespoons oil
3 Tablespoons vinegar (rice vinegar would be great but I used regular white)
3 Tablespoons sugar
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon chile sauce (Asian chile sauce would be ideal but I used the stuff you find by the ketchup)
2 or 3 green onions
1 teaspoon of sesame seeds, toasted if you have time

Boil the noodles following the package instructions, drain and rinse to cool them. Soba noodles always have to be rinsed. Combine all the other ingredients except the onions and sesame seeds and simmer a few minutes. What you are aiming for is to cook the garlic a little. Raw garlic a bit much. When the noodles are drained fairly well, stir the sauce into them in a roomy bowl. Mix in the onions and sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Taste at your own risk unless you are lucky enough to be making them just for yourself otherwise there won't be any left to share. Don't say I didn't warn you, these are addictive!


Alyson said...

Mmmmm...sounds so delicious!! I'm making these this weekend!!

Melly said...

This is so going in our round of meals! Thanks for something new!

Laurel said...

Sounds yummy - will be trying these soon as well.

stitching under oaks said...

sounds delicious...we love chinese noodles...I'm guessing these would be similar....I'll have to try them out. thanks for sharing!

Larissa said...

Sounds so flavorful! we eat tons of salmon around here too - i will definitely make these noodles.

Rebekah said...

oh wow - I'm making these SOON!

Laurel said...

I made these this weekend - yummy! thanks for the recipe.