A few weeks ago, I stumbled across this recipe on Food in Jars (one of my favorite sites). Hmmm, I thought to myself, This looks pretty delicious. I'll have to try it one night. Last week, that night came. Lance and I were so hungry after working out that we wanted a quick and easy dinner. He boiled noodles and vegetables, and I whipped up the peanut sesame/tahini sauce. Then we ate it all.
The next day I needed a lunch, and I asked Lance to make me noodles once more. I ate them all.
Then, we made them for potluck last night, adding tofu, beet greens, and carrots. Everyone kept going back for more, commenting on how delicious they are.
(You should be picking up on a trend now).
I am now officially obsessed with these noodles. The sauce is infinitely versatile. Lance created some kind of weird fish sauce concoction to add to it that several people at potluck really liked. I'm not a fish sauce fan myself, so I'm sticking with them plain and delicious. (But you might add fish sauce, if you're so inclined).
Add whatever vegetables or proteins you want, or use whatever noodles you want (I like sobas, but they are really good with rice noodles, and I'm sure udon or somen would be equally good). A quick, healthy dinner, all wrapped up in one, provided you don't eat the whole pot or anything.
Incidentally, I'm also eating leftover noodles today for lunch.
Peanut Tahini Noodles
(from Food in Jars)
With two bundles of soba noodles, it makes two generous servings.
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
3 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons tahini (sesame paste)
1 tablespoon peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 inch of ginger root, finely minced (we use a garlic press to mince--works great!)
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
1 tablespoon sriracha sauce
Whisk it all together, pour over cooked noodles/vegetables, and NOM.