Here is yet another fantastic Chinese pasta dish- Sesame noodles. I usually serve this as a side dish as it calls for no meat at all, although you could add cooked chicken if you wanted. This recipe is very simple and the only work is preparing the sauce and cooking the noodles. You can use a variety of different pastas, spaghetti, linguini, vermicelli, ect. If you enjoy cooking Asian dishes chances are you already have quite a few of these ingredients on hand already. This recipe calls for safflower oil, if you cannot find it (or if you just prefer) you can use vegetable oil instead. This makes a perfect side dish for any Asian meal. Enjoy.
1 (16 ounce) package pasta noodles (linguini, spaghetti, ect)
6 garlic cloves (minced)
6 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons safflower oil (or vegetable oil)
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
6 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
2 teaspoons chili sauce
6 green onions (sliced)
1 teaspoon sesame seeds (toasted)
Step 1: Cook pasta noodles according to package directions. When pasta has finished cooking, drain and put into a large serving dish.
Step 2: While pasta noodles are cooking. Place a saucepan over medium-high heat and add safflower oil, garlic, vinegar, sugar, soy sauce, sesame oil and chili sauce. Bring to a boil and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat and pour sauce over pasta and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds.
(Makes 6 Servings)