Chinese Sesame Noodles

Chinese Sesame Noodles
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Author: tum
Date: 7-22-10
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 30 minutes
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In college, all my friends would order this dish from our local takeout place on campus. I thought I could improve the flavors and make it cheaper. Eventually, this recipe for Chinese Sesame Noodles became a frequently requested dish by my roommates and friends. What I love most about this dish is that you can add any vegetable or protein you want to the noodles and peanut dressing.

Recipe Ingredients:

  • For peanut dressing
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup hot water (not boiling)
  • 1/3 cup lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons honey (you may need to add more)
  • 1 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • For noodles
  • 3/4 lb dried spaghetti
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1/8-inch-thick strips
  • 1/2 bunch of asparagus, blanched
  • 1 cup shredded rotisserie chicken (leftovers work great)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • Crushed peanuts, for garnish

Recipe Steps:

  • Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a medium bowl until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain in a colander, then rinse well under cold water.
  • Toss pasta, chicken, asparagus, bell peppers in dressing, until thoroughly combined. Drizzle sesame oil over the noodles. Garnish with crushed peanuts and serve immediately.
  • If you want to add some spice to the dish, add one tablespoon of Sriracha hot sauce to the peanut dressing.

Serving Size: 4
Preparation Time: 30 minutes

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