Thursday, January 12, 2006

Sesame Hot Bastard Noodles

Ah! Making these noodles was a test in patience. Not because they are so hard to make, they are actually quite easy. It was due to a series of unfortunate events. First, I spilled hot oil all over the stove and floor. It took nearly an hour to get it all cleaned up. Then I realized that I didn't have enough sesame seeds. Then, while I was toasting what little seeds I could find, I had to help my son chop the cilantro and I ended up almost burning the seeds. Then, when I put the peanut butter in the pan, it nearly burned too, even though I had the heat turned down to "warm". All while I was making the noodles I kept yelling "bastard" so my husband SSB suggested that would be a good name for them. I wasn't sure how they would turn out considering all the problems, but they were NUMMY!!

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 1 TBS sesame seeds
  • 1 TBS sesame oil
  • 1 TBS peanut butter, smooth or crunchy
  • 2 TBS chopped chives
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 2-3 TBS soy sauce
  • 1 TBS lime juice
  • 4 TBS chopped cilantro
  • 1/16 - 1/8 tsp ground cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped cashews
  • Salt and pepper

Toast sesame seeds. Turn down heat. Add a tablespoon of sesame oil (or just use what you have). Throw in minced garlic. When the garlic has turned translucent, add peanut butter. Sprinkle in cayenne pepper and add chopped chives. Stir in soy sauce and lime juice.

When everything is mixed into a nice sauce, remove from heat and add cilantro. Add the cooked, drained noodles and stir to coat them all with the sauce. Salt and pepper the whole thing. Top everything with cashew pieces and serve.

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