Posted by: Jonjon | March 15, 2009

Asian –Noodles – Cold Sesame Noodles 9.5/10

Asian –Noodles – Cold Sesame Noodles 9.5/10

March 15 2009

* 150 g Spaghetti or egg noodles
* 1 tsp Salt
* Water
* 1 tbsp Cooked oil
* 80 g Cucumber
* 80 g Carrot
* 50 g Arugula
* 1/2 Crisp apple
* 1 stalk Spring onion
* 1 handful Peanuts
Dressing: * 20 g Sesame paste
* 30 g Smooth peanut paste
* 20 g Sesame seeds, roasted
* 30 g Maggi sauce – used 20g light soya sauce and some magi seasoning
* 15 g Caster sugar
* 10 g Rice vinegar
* 5 g Salt
* 5 g Szechuan pepper, ground
* 50 g Chilli flakes in oil -I used 80% chilli oil and some chilli flakes
* 20 g Sesame oil
* 2 g Chicken bouillon Didn’t use this
* 10 g Minced ginger
* 10 g Garlic paste
* 25 g Hot bean paste
* 1 tbsp Spring onion, chopped
* 2-3 tbsp Portable water, cool

1. Add enough water to fill 3/4 of a pot and bring to a rapid boil. Add in salt. Put in the noddles and cook until al dente, about 7 minutes. Rinse under the running cold water quickly and drain. Put the noodles and cooked oil in a large mixing bowl and toss until the noodles are well coated. Combine all the ingredients for the dressing in a bowl.
2. Thinly shred the cucumber, carrot, apple and spring onion. Rinse the arugula, drain and pat them dry. Crush the peanuts lightly. Spoon the dressing over and toss to mix. To serve, arrange the shredded vegetables over the noodles and garnish with crushed peanuts.

I fried hot bean paste and ginger just incase. I didn’t have chilli flakes in oil so I used 80% chilli oil and some chilli flakes. I used cashew butter because I didn’t have peanut sauce. Ovewall, this was very very good. The sauce was in between thick and liquidy, and the sesames gave it that crunchy texture. This was the best sauce that I have ever made. Nothing overpowered one another. I only used 50% of the szechuan pepper. I tried to use motar and pestle to grind it, but I couldn’t grind down the big casings so I filtered them out and just used the powdered parts. I didn’t have magi sauce, so I used light soya sauce and a bit of magi seasoning.


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