Easy Sesame Noodles

I have been wanting to try sesame noodles on meatless Monday for awhile.  This week seemed like as good a Monday as any so I put it on the menu.  I’m glad I planned ahead because my Sesame Oil was rancid and I had to pick up some new.  Tip: Oils and spices do have a shelf life, test yours often.

Hubby liked these, and he is not a soy sauce fan, so that’s as good of an endorsement as I can get around here.  I adapted this from a Pioneer Woman recipe – hers was WAYYYY too oily – makes me think there’s a typo somewhere – I actually used a spoon and skimmed out about 4 Tablespoons of oily stuff off the top of the sauce…then I added and adjusted to get just the right flavor.

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Easy Sesame Noodles

Fast, tasty, meat-free - even Vegan!
Author LooksLikeHomemade.com

Ingredients

  • 1 lb spaghetti thin spaghetti, linguine, fettuccine, or udon if you have it.
  • 1/3 C. Soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • 4 cloves Garlic minced fine
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp Ginger minced extremely fine
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 tsp. Seasoned Rice Vinegar or regular if you don't have seasoned
  • 3 Tbsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 tsp Sriracha - or to taste
  • 1/2 to 1 Tbsp Canola or Vegetable Oil start with 1/2 - then taste - then add more if you want
  • 4 Scallions cleaned & sliced on the bias
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Seeds

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta to al dente according to package instructions
  2. While pasta cooks, whisk all of the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl (except the scallions and sesame seeds)
  3. When pasta has a few minutes left, put the sesame seeds in a dry sautee pan and toast - moving them around quite a bit so they don't burn. This will take about 5 minutes - MAX
  4. When pasta is done, drain and put back in hot pot - then dump in the sauce and mix well.
  5. Mix in about 3/4 of the chopped onions and mix well - place in your serving bowl and top with remaining green onions and the toasted sesame seeds.
  6. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Adapted from The Pioneer Woman

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