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Sunday, May 29, 2011

HomeShalom's Chilled Sesame Noodles

Its hard to believe I haven't posted this recipe yet. It is a family favorite. I always make it in the hotter months and for Shabbat. It is a great chilled make ahead dish. Fun to take places- not only for convenience, but people always love it...and it gets even tastier the next day! (Or even two or three if you can stand waiting that long!) I like to make 2 pounds of this at a time (this recipe doubled), so we can eat off of it for quick lunches too. You can add other veggies or grilled chicken to it too. I also like to make raw zucchini noodles - it is delish on those! A great use for all that summer squash we'll be getting soon! My kids ask for these noodles. When we ate the left overs tonight, my 4 year old daughter "thanked me" for making them!

1 pound of Soba noodles, Spaghetti or raw zucchini noodles
1/4 C Soy Sauce (I use Braggs Liquid Aminos)
1/4 C Maple Syrup
2 1/2 T of dark sesame oil
2T dried chives
1 1/2T sesame seeds
1 tsp dr. onion powder

1/2 C diced or shredded carrot
1/2 C cashews, finely chopped
1 C veggie of choice (peas, brocc, green onions, shredded spinach, raw snap peas, snow peas or beans sprouts are good!)

(In a pinch I left out cashews and second veggies and it is still YUMMO!)

1. Cook noodles and run cold water over top to cool. You don't want them to get stick on you. I use whole wheat noodles as a rule in my house.
2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl mix the sauce ingredients together
3. Toss sauce with noodles and veggies and let chill. Serve cold at room, temp.

As easy as 1-2-3.


Traci said...

Hi Pamela! This sounds really good to me. When we eat out (very rarely these days), we like to each chinese food and this kinda sounds a little like the noodles served there which I love. I try not to cook a lot of pasta (flour products) but I think they are a really yummy treat. Thanks for sharing this, I'm going to give this a whirl:)

I hope you all are doing great.


Mommy Set Free said...

Traci - I should have mentioned in this post - that this sauce also make a YUMMY marinade for meat. Or a GREAT drizzle over grilled meat or veggies. (Drizzled over top of a grilled chickent on a bed of greens is scrumptious!!) You might try that too of you like the flavors but don't want to do the pasta much. I was thinking about experimenting with it in cold grain salad but have not yet...so if you play with it ans have success - let me know what you did! :-) We LOVE chinese food too - which is why I like to try make things that way at home, because we don't go out much anymore either.

Traci said...

Hi Pamela, thanks for the additional info. about using this as a marinade also:) I am really into sauces and spice blends right now so this is a good recipe for me. I think this would be nice for a Shabbat dish.

I would really love to take a cooking class from someone who has some incredible skills in sauces and spice blends and that kind of thing in my area but nothing going on here right now.

Take care Pamela:)