Monday, March 1, 2010

Cold Sesame Noodles

Every now and again I get a craving for cold sesame noodles.I remember the first time I had this dish, I didn't think I was going to like it at all, but with every bite I fell in love. The creamy sauce with all the crunchy veggies makes it for an amazing meal. These have a distinctive sesame flavor. I love these with bean sprouts. green onions, shredded carrots and cucumbers. I hope you'll give it a try. This recipe comes from Tyler Florence and like all the others I've tried from him, was spectacular!

* 12 ounces angel hair pasta ( I used udon noodles)
* 3 tablespoons dark sesame oil
* 2 tablespoons peanut oil
* 1-inch piece fresh ginger, minced
* 3 garlic cloves, minced
* 1 teaspoon red chili paste, such as sambal
* 1 lime, juiced
* 2 tablespoons brown sugar
* 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
* 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
* 3 tablespoons soy sauce
* 6 tablespoons hot water
* 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
* 2 green onions, thinly sliced on the diagonal
* Fresh chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish


Cook the noodles in large pot of boiling unsalted water over medium heat until barely tender and still firm. Drain immediately and rinse with cold water until cold. Drain the noodles really well and transfer to a wide bowl; toss with the sesame oil so they don't stick together. Chill.

In a blender combine the peanut oil, ginger, garlic, chili paste, lime juice, brown sugar, peanut butter, vinegar, soy sauce, and hot water. Blend. Toss the noodles with the peanut sauce until well coated. Serve at room temperature or chilled; garnish with the sesame seeds, green onions, and cilantro.


  1. Ilove Sesame Noodles. They have so much flavor.

  2. i love noodles. yours look fantastic, i'll have to try making this recipe.

  3. I'm with you. For a long time I couldn't try it, not because they were cold but because of the peanut butter. Once I got over myself, I loved it!

    Great recipe; thanks for sharing.

  4. I might have to try these, those look great!

  5. you've got some really yummy stuff here!
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  6. These really do look good. I've had really good luck with his recipes and will give this a try. I've been using one of Caprial Pence's recipes which is also very good. I love your blog and will be back often to see what you've been making. Have a great day...Mary

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  10. Yum... this looks a lot like pad thai. Just add fish sauce. YUMMY!