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.



Unknown 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!