Inspired by Asian cuisine, these noodles are dressed in a wicked creamy sauce that is complex and tempting. I love the fact that it can be eaten room temperature, which is always a plus on Purim, or any time really. In addition, it’s packed with nutritious ingredients that are satisfying and good for you. I know you’ll savor each forkful.
Creamy Sesame Noodles
- Cooking and Prep: 30 m
- Serves: 8
Prepare the Sesame Noodles
Cook noodles according to package directions, adding the baking soda to the water before you start. (This results in a springier, more slippery noodle.) Drain and rinse briefly. Cover to keep warm.
Place all sauce ingredients, aside from water, into a microwaveable bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Mix. Heat for another 30 seconds. Mix again.
Add the water and heat once again for 30 seconds. Whisk everything together well. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Pour the sauce over the warm noodles and toss until the noodles are coated.
Garnish with scallions, sesame, and peanuts. You can mix some of the garnish into the noodles as well.
This is a fabulous side dish. One of my testers ate three bowls! You can turn it into a complete meal by adding shredded veggies, bean sprouts, or shredded chicken. I tested it with whole wheat penne pasta, and it was fabulous, but it’s amazing with spaghetti as well. Your taste, your choice.
Photography: Moishe Wulliger
Styling: Renee Muller