Sweet & Spicy Sesame Noodles w/ Broccoli

I have finally found the perfect sesame noodle recipe.

I was never a fan, they are always too greasy or too dry......this recipe has just enough sauce to coat and packs a big flavor.

I added some shrimp for protein (the original recipe calls for chicken) and a little extra hot pepper for more spice.

This is delicious and so easy.....the kids will love it too.

Sweet & Spicy Sesame Noodles w/ Broccoli (adapted from Cooking Light)

8 oz. package uncooked soba noodles (you can use thin spaghetti or linguine)
1 cup fresh broccoli florets
frozen shrimp defrosted (I used about 12 small shrimp, and cut them in half)

2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons dark sesame oil
2 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
3 green onions, chopped for garnish

Steam the broccoli florets (you can do this in the microwave too) for 3 minutes, until al dente and bright green. Drain the water and add broccoli to a large bowl.

Cook the pasta/soba noodles in salted boiling water, and the last 3 minutes of cooking time, throw in the cut up shrimp (this will save you from cleaning up another pot!).

While the pasta is cooking, make the sauce. In a large Pyrex glass measuring cup, mix the vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut butter, brown sugar and garlic with a fork.

Pour the drained pasta with the cooked shrimp into the bowl w/ the steamed broccoli. Pour over the sauce and mix well to coat the noodles.

Plate in a large bowl and sprinkle sesame seeds and chopped scallions (green onions) on top, and an extra shake of red pepper flakes.

Serve warm or at room temperature.



Tracy S said…
I've been looking for the "right" sesame noodle recipe, I always have lots of complaints about the ones I've tried. Will check this one out soon. Thanks & happy new year to you!
Katie C. said…
Sounds good! You could cook the broccoli with everything else too.
Lori Lynn said…
Pinned to my "Dinner Tonight" board!