Sesame Peanut Noodles

Hot off a lovely Thai/Vietnamese lunch yesterday, I’m continuing the Asian theme by making these Sesame Peanut Noodles. Amazingly, I had mostly everything necessary for this recipe in the refrigerator. So often I see something I’d like to try, make a list, shop for the ingredients then forget what it was I wanted to make and end up throwing out slimy bean sprouts or brown cilantro.

I did make some alterations to the noodle recipe, but that’s because I like almond butter much more than peanut butter and I don’t really like bean sprouts. Which saves me from buying then throwing out a drippy bag of them a day after getting them home. I didn’t have the pre-cooked noodles, so I made some capellini pasta (thinner than spaghetti) instead.

This is from Nigella Express by Nigella Lawson.

Here’s some ingredients:

Snow peas:

snow peas

Snow peas.

Red pepper:

sliced red peppers

Sliced red peppers.

Green onions:

sliced green onions

Sliced green onions.

Coriander:

cilantro

Cilantro.

And here’s what happened…
Made the dressing:

making the dressing

Making the dressing.

Cooked the noodles:

draining the noodles

Draining the noodles.

Loaded all the vegetables into a bowl:

all the vegetables

All the vegetables.

Tossed the vegetables with the dressing, then into the refrigerator:

tossing the noodles

Tossing the noodles.

Then I ate some:

sesame peanut (almond) noodles

Sesame peanut (almond) noodles.


Sesame Peanut Noodles

Ingredients

FOR THE DRESSING:
15ml tablespoon sesame oil
15ml tablespoon garlic oil
15ml tablespoon soy sauce
30ml tablespoons sweet chilli sauce
100g smooth peanut butter
30ml tablespoons lime juice

FOR THE SALAD:
125g snow peas
150g beansprouts, rinsed
1 red pepper, de-seeded and cut into small strips
2 spring onions, finely sliced
2 x 275g packets or 550g ready-prepared egg noodles
20g sesame seeds
4 x 15ml tablespoons chopped fresh coriander

Method

1. Whisk together all the dressing ingredients in a bowl.
2. Put the snow peas, beansprouts, red pepper strips, sliced spring onions and the noodles into a bowl.
3. Pour the dressing over them and mix thoroughly to coat everything well.
4. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and chopped coriander.

The original recipe is here: http://www.nigella.com/recipes/view/sesame-peanut-noodles-83

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