Cold Sesame Noodles
I have combined and adapted several recipes to come up with this one. It is
a great summer dish. I often cook it for a potluck because it is simple to
make and always gets good reviews. It is also a robust recipe-- you can
change the proportions of the ingredients tremendously and still get
something that tastes good. You can usually find the egg noodles in the
freezer in an oriental food store.
Makes 6 servings.
Add the noodles to a large pot of boiling water and cook for 3-4 minutes.
Drain. Put the peanut butter and tahini in a saucepan and heat slowly until
melted. Add soy sauce, oils, vinegar and ginger. Add water in small
quantities till you get a smooth paste that is about as viscous as honey.
Cool. Pour the sauce over the noodles and mix thoroughly. Add peanuts and
mix once again. Garnish with scallions and sliced cucumbers and chill for
an hour before serving.
PS. Today, when I was trying to figure out what to cook, I finally
decided upon the sesame noodles. When I looked up the recipe in
the collection, I had a good laugh when I saw the note about how
I often cook this one for potlucks. Well, you know what to expect
when you invite me next.
From the Dinner Co-op