I received a text from Duane yesterday asking “any ideas for dinner?” It has been difficult to cook every night so I thought about something that I could make a lot of and might last a few days. Sesame noodles. I looked at many recipes, warm, cool, taste variations. From all of these I created the best of my own, which can be prepared as a warm or chilled dish. Keep in mind that the combination of these ingredients are to taste – you should decide how spicy, verses sweet, versed tangy you want your sauce. Also decide how saucy you want this dish to be. The sesame oil is pretty strong in flavor, as well as the soy, so you may want to start with smaller portions in the beginning.
- 2 red bell peppers
- 1 package of linguini or noodle of choice
- 1 bunch of cilantro
- 1 bunch of scallions/green onions (6ish)
- 6 cloves of chopped garlic
- 2 bunches of broccoli
- Fresh ginger (to taste) peeled and finely grated
- 2 tablespoons of sesame seeds (or more!)
- 1 tsp of chili sauce
- 1/4 soy sauce
- 1/3 cup rice vinegar
- 1/4 canola oil
- 1/4 sesame oil
- 3 packed tablespoons of brown sugar
Start with some noodle – Linguini is a great choice for me, but you can use any noodles of your choice.
In a medium bowl chop up 1 bell pepper, cilantro to taste (bunch) 6 scallions, and pour in some toasted sesame seeds.
In a warm skillet combine sesame oil, canola oil, chili sauce, brown sugar, soy sauce and rice vinegar. Add chopped garlic and grated fresh ginger. Cook for a few minutes then add the well chopped broccoli. Cover and cook for 5-7 min. Don’t over cook the broccoli, it should be somewhat crunchy.
Pour the mixture over the pasta, and add cooked peeled shrimp. mix very well. I added more toasted sesame seeds and chopped cilantro at the end. Place in the fridge for one hour, or serve warm.
Here it is all served up. Gotta go stoke the fire…