Recipe by Kozmic Blues
This spicy Asian inspired dish is absolutely delicious. I saw this made on one of Ina Garten's cooking shows and immediately HAD to try it. I omitted the oil called for in the original recipe and replaced it with water instead. I also gave alternate ingredients to replace the honey as a sweetener in order to make this vegan friendly. Hope you like it!
Top Review by Prose
The flavor of this sauce is FANTASTIC, but I would make 2 changes: less garlic and less water. When I make this again I will probably leave the water out and then add as needed. My sauce was soupy even after adding some cornstarch. I used gluten-free spaghetti and added some broccoli florets during the last few minutes of cooking. I used the agave nectar option and subbed sri racha for the hot chili oil. I agree with Elisa72 that the crunch of the almost-cooked peppers and scallions is lovely. I also added some mung bean sprouts. All in all this is a nice fast, easy, and delicious meal! Made for Veg*an Swap, June 2010
- 6 garlic cloves, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
- 1⁄4-1⁄2 cup water, as needed to blend
- 1⁄2 cup tahini
- 1⁄2 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1⁄2 cup soy sauce
- 1⁄4 cup dry sherry
- 1⁄4 cup rice wine vinegar
- 1⁄4 cup agave nectar or 1⁄4 cup brown sugar or 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot chili oil
- 2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1 lb lo mein noodles or 1 lb spaghetti
- 1 red bell pepper, julienned
- 1 yellow bell pepper, julienned
- 4 scallions, white and green parts, sliced diagonally
Directions See How It's Made
- Place the first thirteen ingredients (garlic through cayenne pepper) into a blender, and blend until smooth.
- Cook the noodles of your choice according to package directions.
- Drain pasta and place in a large serving bowl.
- While still warm, toss the pasta with about 3/4 of the sauce.
- Add the julienned bell peppers and scallions and toss well.
- This dish is great served warm or even at room temperature.
- Remaining sauce can be added if pasta seems too dry.