5 hours ago
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Every year I try a new recipe for Sesame Noodles. I love the concept of peanut butter and pasta together, and kids seem to love this dish.
I just can't seem to find the right one.
Last time around, I tried Barefoot Contessa's recipe, didn't love it.
Last weekend for my niece Olivia's 5th birthday party, I tried the recipe from the Trader Joe's cookbook, Cooking with all Things Trader Joe's, which I found on line, which obviously, uses all ingredients from Trader Joe's.
The dressing called for 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter, 2 tbsp sesame oil, 1/4 cup of water and 1/4 cup of Trader Ming's Teriyaki Marinade.
The other ingredients were thin spaghetti, cucumber, shredded carrots and green onions, garnish w/ chopped peanuts.
I added chopped red bell pepper and cilantro for color and flavor.
Though it had great peanut butter flavor, the sauce was way too thick for the spaghetti noodles. I had to add more water and a bit of canola oil to help it along.
It was good, but not great.
I may give up on this dish, since I just can't find the right one.
How about if I just skip the peanut butter next time and just make a sesame dressing?
If you have a great recipe for this dish, do tell, or I am filing this under PASTA AND PEANUT BUTTER ARE NOT MEANT TO BE FRIENDS.