Saturday, January 2, 2010

Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles
(This sauce is versatile and can be used in different dishes and/or for dipping spring rolls)

Combine in saucepan:
3 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. rice or white wine vinegar
1/2 tsp. dried hot pepper flakes
2 tbsp. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp. Oriental sesame oil
1 tsp. grated fresh ginger root
1/2 c. chicken broth

Simmer over low heat until thick and smooth. Cool slightly. Cook 1 pound of lo mein, rice noodles, or thick spaghetti.
(when used as a dip add ¼ C freshly chopped cilantro, and juice of one lime)
Toss pasta with sauce. Serve at room temperature. Can garnish with chopped scallion and cucumber strips. Serves 4 to 6.

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