My sister Maralee came to visit the other day. She brought me some new earrings from Israel, a bag of chocolate bars and a full container of Cold Sesame Noodles. I’ve been eating the noodles for lunch all week. That’s what I call a nice sister.
Here is Maralee’s recipe, a new idea for a cold, summer pasta dish:
Cook and let cool 1 to 1-1/2 pounds rotini or other pasta.
Mix together the following, and let sit for a few hours (if you have time):
- 1/4 c. grated ginger root
- 1 Tbs. sugar
- 2 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
Mix together the following until smooth:
- 5 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
- 5 rounded Tbs. smooth, unsalted peanut butter (if you use salted peanut butter then reduce amount of soy sauce, below)
Add the following to the first two mixtures:
- 1/4 c. soy sauce
- 2 Tbs. apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbs. suagr
- 1 large clove garlic, pressed
- 1 bunch green onions, chopped
Add a little water to thin, if needed. Toss the sauce with the cooled noodles.
These are really Ari Averett’s Sesame Noodles. She shared her recipe with me years ago, and I make it several times a year. Thanks Ari!!!
Should I call them Arilee’s noodles?
Sounds wonderful. I have a new obsession. A salad dressing/marinade from Kraft – Asian Sesame or something like that. I have been using it on everything for a couple of weeks. Love sesame!
Thanks for a delicious dinner which included the Sesame Noodles. We felt very honored to share a meal with your beautiful family. We take comfort in knowing “our kids” have another place to call home.