Saturday, February 12, 2011

Chinese Sesame Noodles

Here's a yummy dish I made for Chinese New Year but it's great for any night of the week. Use any combination of veggies you like.

Chinese Sesame Noodles
Serves 4

  • 1 lb whole wheat spaghetti
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3/4lb chicken boneless breast or thighs (or leftovers)
  • 2 cups each, broccoli and red cabbage, both chopped
  • 2-3 green onions sliced diagonally
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 inch cube of ginger, minced
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soya sauce, low sodium
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup hot water

  1. Cook the spaghetti according to the package instructions.
  2. Drain and toss with 1 tbsp of the sesame oil
  3. Heat 1 tbsp sesame oil in a wok over medium high heat
  4. Saute the chicken until cooked through and remove from the wok
  5. Meanwhile, mix all the sauce ingredients together in either a blender or use a hand blender (immersion blender), set aside.
  6. Add the broccoli and red cabbage to the wok and cook until tender
  7. Toss in the green onions and the sesame seeds. Cook for 2 - 3 minutes (you can also toast the seeds in a dry pan if you wish)
  8. Add in the sauce and heat through
  9. Add in the noodles and heat through again.


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