• 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

  1. 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.
  2.  pour over cooled pasta. add peppers, mix and serve.

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