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The other day, I stumbled upon this recipe for Sesame Noodles on The Pioneer Woman Cooks blog. I was in the mood for Asian food and her photos of the dish were really enticing! These noodles looked so flipping good! I couldn’t wait to try them!
1/4 cup soy sauce
3-4 cloves garlic, minced
3 Tbsp sugar
2 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
2-3 Tbsp sesame oil
1/2 tsp hot chili oil
4-5 Tbsp canola oil
1 pound spaghetti, cooked
Green onions, chopped
Combine the first 7 ingredients together in a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined. Pour sauce over warm, cooked noodles and top with chopped green onions.
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While I love Asian food, I haven’t made it very much. Being as curious as I am, I tasted the sauce throughout the process. I wanted to see how each of the ingredients affected the flavor. I have to admit that I wasn’t very crazy about it. At first, it was bland and then, once the sesame oil was added, the sesame flavor was very VERY strong!
However, once everything was together this dish was TO-DIE-FOR! I don’t know how…but it was! It was very flavorful — although the sesame oil was a bit strong (I might cut back the next time I make this). It was also super fast to make. A great dinner for when you don’t-know-what-to-make-for-dinner-but-are-too-hungry-to-put-alot-of-effort-into-it.
I think that next time, I’m going to add some cooked chicken and snow peas! YUM!
Oh, and, I used whole-wheat spaghetti as the noodles and omitted the chili oil — I couldn’t find any at my grocery store.
Thanks for the great recipe, Ree! I know I’ll be making this again and again!
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