Spicy Sesame Noodles
photo by Crafty Lady 13
- Ready In:
- 1⁄4 cup sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons tamari or 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 minced garlic clove
- 1⁄4 cup fresh ground peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup vegetable oil
- 1 pinch cayenne (or more to taste, A MUST)
- 1 lb spaghetti
- 1⁄2 cup shredded carrot
- 1⁄2 cup chopped red bell pepper
- 1⁄3 cup chopped scallion
- Blend or toss all the ingredients listed above the pasta.
- Cook noodles to al dente and once cooled, toss with sauce.
- Right before serving, toss in chopped veggies.
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I just made this as a late night dinner and it was amazing. When I saw peanut butter in the recipe I had major doubts because I'd never cooked anything with peanut butter lol. Safe to say that this didn't disappoint. I found it a bit too oily so I'll reduce the amount of oil next time. You can also up the veggie:noodle ratio if you want it healthier??
I really enjoyed the flavors in this dish. I used about 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper, but found it still wasn't spicy enough for my taste, so I added about 1/4 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes. I didn't have peanuts on hand to make all natural peanut butter, so I had to use a store brand. I still thought this turned out very well. It does have a strong sesame oil taste, but it is a flavor I enjoyed. I really liked the crunch of the carrots and red bell peppers. I think next time I may add some ginger to the sauce. Made for Spring, 2009 PAC.
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