Toasted Sesame Ginger Noodles

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Toasted Sesame Ginger Noodles

This is such a simple and flavorful dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes.  These noodles have a nicely balanced sweet and salty flavor that is smoothed out with a little bit of creamy peanut butter.  Customize by using whichever vegetables you prefer and add some red pepper flakes for heat or completely omit if you are not a huge fan of spicy food.  For this recipe you will need:

  • 1 lb. Linguine or Spaghetti
  • 3 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
  • 3 Tbsp. Sesame Oil (preferably toasted sesame oil)
  • 2 Tbsp. Mirin or Rice Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. Water
  • 3 Tbsp. Victoria Taylor’s Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning
  • ¼ Cup Peanut Butter
  • 3 Cups Stir Fry Vegetables (onions, cabbage, broccoli, carrots etc.)
  • ½ Cup Dry Roasted Peanuts, Coarsely chopped
  • 3 Scallions, diced
  • Salt, Pepper and Red Pepper Flakes to Taste

You will want to blanch the vegetables to preserve their flavor and texture.  Place the vegetables into salted, boiling water for 2-5 minutes depending on your texture preference.  Remove the vegetables from boiling water and plunge into a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.  Remove the vegetables from the ice water and place in a bowl lined with paper towels.  You could also take a shortcut and buy a bag of fresh stir fry vegetables that steam right in the packaging as I did for this recipe. Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, mirin or vinegar, water and Toasted Sesame Ginger Seasoning in a small sauce pan.  Heat at medium for 3 minutes until sauce is slightly reduced.  Combine cooked strained pasta and sauce in a large skillet or wok over medium heat and toss with tongs to combine for 1 minute.  Add peanut butter and toss until melted into pasta and sauce. Add vegetables, salt, pepper, red pepper flakes, and sauté for 1 minute longer.  Remove pan from heat and mix in peanuts and scallions.  Serve Immediately. Best,             Victoria