Recipe Hit – Spicy Sesame Noodles

Last weekend we had our traditional Spaghetti Sunday…with a twist.  I wanted to branch out from the typical Italian recipes I usually make for Sunday nights.  I decided to go with a recipe inspired by The Pioneer Woman (nothing but love for her).  It was GREAT!  I think this dish will become a staple in my recipe routine, because it’s absolutely delicious and it couldn’t be easier to make.  Next time, I think I’ll make a double batch because I have a feeling these noodles would be fantastic as a cold salad.  Give this one a whirl, folks!

Spicy Sesame Noodles (inspired by The Pioneer Woman)

Ingredients:

  • 1 box of Barilla Plus Angel Hair pasta
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of hot chili oil (check for this in the Asian section of your grocery store)
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 4 whole green onions, sliced thin
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Red pepper flakes, to taste
  • Kosher salt, to taste (if necessary)

Directions:

  1. Prepare the pasta according to package instructions.
  2. While pasta is cooking, whisk together soy sauce, sugar, garlic, rice vinegar, sesame oil, hot chili oil and olive oil.
  3. Taste the sauce and add red pepper flakes, pepper and salt to taste.  As always, add the red pepper flakes gradually!
  4. Once you get the level of spiciness you like, pour the sauce over the warm noodles and toss to coat evenly.
  5. Sprinkle with green onions and serve with pride.

sesame noodles

Recipe adapted and image from www.thepioneerwoman.com 

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