Ted Allen's Sesame Peanut Noodles

READY IN: 15mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring a large pot of salted water (1 teaspoon salt per quart of water) to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until they turn a light golden brown, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Combine peanut butter, sesame oil, peanuts, soy sauce, vinegar, mirin or sherry, garlic, and red pepper flakes in your food processor and puree Stir in half the toasted sesame seeds.
  • Cut cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds with a spoon; discard the seeds. Slice cucumber halves crosswise about 1/4 inch thick and set aside.
  • When the water comes to a boil, add noodles and cook until tender, about 4 to 5 minutes. Drain very well and add noodles to a bowl. Add mixture from food processor, cilantro, and black pepper, and toss to coat.
  • Turn out onto a large platter. Arrange the cucumber slices around the edge of the platter and sprinkle with scallions and the remaining sesame seeds. Serve warm or at room temperature.
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