Monday, March 7, 2011

Peanut Sesame Noodles

Today I am sharing one of  Little Mans favorite dishes.  My Little Man is an absolute peanut butter lover and like most kids he enjoys pasta too.  Why not put them together?  I have made several versions of this dish but this recipe from my Gourmet cookbook is my favorite.  This cookbook is my absolute favorite too.  I was very upset when Gourmet magazine stopped printing, I loved their articles and recipes and I was a huge fan of Ruth Reichl  (their I go off topic again.)

OK back to Peanut Sesame Noodles, this is a great dish and easy to make.  While your pasta is cooking, you simply throw the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend away.  Mix it all together and Enjoy!

What you need:

For Dressing
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
                              1/3 cup warm water
                                        2 tablespoons of chopped fresh ginger
                                1 garlic clove chopped
                               2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
                            1 1/2 tablespoons of sesame oil
                        2 teaspoons honey
                                1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

For Noodles
3/4 pound of thin pasta (thin linguini or spaghetti)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 each red pepper, yellow pepper thinly sliced
3 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds

Modifications:  When I made this recipe this time I didn't have some of these ingredients on hand so instead of adding the peppers I added a shredded carrot for some sweetness.  Also,  I didn't have sesame seeds on hand so I used roasted chopped peanuts.

What you do:
Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a blender and blending until smooth. 
 Transfer to a bowl.
Meanwhile,  cook pasta according to package directions. 
 Drain when done and rinse with cold water. 
Add pasta, scallions, bell peppers and sesame seeds to dressing and toss to combine. 


  1. looks yummy, love your recipes!

  2. This sounds yummy! I can't wait to try it!

  3. Mmmmm! This looks sooo yummy.. love peanut sauce! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

  4. This looks really wonderful!

  5. This does sound great! A refreshing and yummy meal!

  6. I love this! Sesame noodles are my favorite!

  7. I've never met a noodle I didn't like. These sound delicious. I'm new to your blog and have spent some time browsing through your earlier entries. I'm glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you feature here. I'll definitely be back. I hope you have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

  8. Great blog. I don't know how I stumbled upon your blog but I love it! Great recipes that I will have to try1 I am your newest follwer.

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  9. Yummy! I love peanut sauce on noodles, and I love your blog. Cant wait to try out your recipes =]

  10. Your son and I have a lot in common because I adore PB and pasta as well! What a great dish!

  11. This sounds great! I love peanut sauce...found you at the link up on Good Cheap Eats. Come check out my recipe for Bowtie Pasta (so easy and a hit with the whole family).

  12. This looks wonderful. Going to try it for me and my daughter...the hubby isn't a PB fan :(

  13. Hi Danielle,
    These noodles look awesome. We would really love this recipe. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!

  14. sounds it with veggies! happy food trip friday! :)

    PinayMum - Mommy's Life Around...

  15. Visiting here from FTF #36...
    This is another must try pasta recipe...with a twist
    Nadaan, nakibasa at natakam
    Brown Pinay
    My Point of View

  16. Love these with peanut butter! So tasty!

    Would you like to submit this to Presto Pasta Nights this week? I am hosting and there are details on my blog! I'd love to include you in the round up on Friday on my blog, thanks!

  17. We just returned from Cambodia this week and this recipe will be a perfect way to "revist" tonight. Thanks.

  18. sounds really lovely...i think i might throw a bit of chicken on top...peanut chicken is a favorite of mine. i miss gourmet magazine too! thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club!

  19. I just had my first taste of noodles with sesame oil on it and it was really great so I am assuming this recipe is great too! Thanks for sharing

  20. Interesting! I don't have a blender, though.

    FTF #21.
    Under My Fingertips

  21. I've been totally crazy for peanut butter lately, so thanks for another creative usage! I love it.

  22. This sounds like something my grands would like. :) Thanks for the recipe.

  23. This sounds delicious and easy. I love Asian style peanut sauce. Thanks for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday Noodles & Pasta party this week. I've pinned and am sharing on my FB page this weekend.

    Joanne/WineLady Cooks

  24. G'day! These are one of my fave noodles! YUM!
    Thanks for sharing at the Foodie Friends Friday Nothing but Noodles Pasta party!
    Cheers! Joanne


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