- 2 tbl warm water (it melts the peanut butter)
- 2 tbl peanut butter
- 2 tbl sugar
- 1/4 cups soy sauce
- 2 tbl rice vinegar
- 4 tbl hot sesame oil
- 1 tbl of grated ginger
- 3 scallions chopped
- 1 red pepper sliced thinly
- pasta (any kind will work)
i love taking old recipes and doctoring them up. sesame noodles are one of my all time favorites. yesterday i actually had a couple minutes to eat lunch, that never happens. i usually just eat from the kids plates or whatever they have leftover.
i haven’t been food shopping in a while. between getting everyone ready for back to school (i have one starting next week) and then a week of half days (tomorrow we start a full day!) i have not gotten much done. so when i got the chance to eat, i took it.
i started making sesame noodles and then realized i was missing some ingredients. it happens, i kind of just sat there and thought, wow, i finally have time to sit down and eat and of course i don’t have everything i need.
i will admit this, even though my old recipe is good, this was much better. instead of using regular old sesame oil (because i ran out) i used hot sesame oil. it added such great flavor. it wasn’t really spicy but did have a great kick that a dish like that needs. there is nothing like biting into a hot chili pepper but getting a hint of spice in every bite with out the pepper, can’t beat that.
kicked up sesame noodles
- in a mixing bowl or measuring cup add the following: peanut butter and warm water, whisk till combined. add sugar and mix, to that add soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, hot sesame oil, ginger, and scallions. whisk all together.
- pour over cooled pasta. add peppers, mix and serve.