3/4 lb of spaghetti
2 tbsp sesame oil or olive oil
3 tbsp soy sauce
2 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp tahini
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp minced ginger
2 cloves of garlic minced
1 tsp red pepper flakes
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds or crushed peanuts
Cook pasta according to directions, drain and rinse with cold water.
While the pasta is cooking mix all the rest of the ingredients, except sesame seeds/peanuts, in a bowl and whisk till creamy and smooth.
Pour over the pasta and mix. Sprinkle each serving with some sesame seeds/peanuts and serve with sliced cucumbers. Add salt if needed.
Serves 4: 411 calories per serving, 1644 total calories for the whole meal.
This is one of our favorite recipes, it equals cold sesame noodles that we used to get as take out in New York.
“Cocktail – Ginger Lemongrass Martini;
Ingredients: 2 oz vodka, 1 oz ginger liqueur, 1 oz simple syrup, 1/2 lime juiced, 1 slice fresh ginger, 1/2 stalk fresh lemongrass.
Method: Muddle ginger, lemongrass, and lime juice in a shaker. Add ice and all other ingredients. Shake vigorously. Strain into frozen martini glass. Garnish with lemongrass stalk.
Wine – Off dry Riesling Pfalz Region of Germany; This region neighbors the Alsace region of France so a Riesling from there would also pair nicely. Dry mineral content and lingering peach and apricot compliment the rich nutty flavors in the dish and will bring balance to the salty soy sauce. Serve chilled in a white wine glass.”
– Damian Kelley