Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Sesame Noodles

My step dad Jerry is the first person to make these for me. His neighbor made them for him and he fell in love and I believe he added the Hot Chili oil because he liked everything but his dessert spicy. My mom and I loved his version even more and the both of us make these oriental noodles a few times every year. 

They are great to bring to a picnic, pot luck or to just make as a side dish. If you don't like your food spicy you can just add more sesame oil. I will be honest they really are not that spicy. It just adds perfect amount of kick. My extended family loves these noodles and asks me to make them every year. This recipe is very easy and to make it even easier you can make the sauce the day before and add it to your noodles at least an hour before serving. You want the sauce to sit in the noodles to let them soak in all the flavors. You can add chicken to this but I personally don't like it because the chicken soaks up to much of the sauce and then makes the noodles to dry. 

Try them and let me know what you think. They are super easy and your friends will devour them. 

1/4  cup sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons of sugar
2 tablespoons of chili oil
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1/2 cup sesame seeds
8 scallions chopped
1 lb vermicelli

In a large stock pot bring water to a boil and cook pasta according to package. You don't want to over cook them. In a bowl mix together first 5 ingredients and whisk until combined. Let it rest.

Once noodles are cooked cool them immediately. I usually put ice cubes on top of them to get them nice and cold. Once they are cold enough I let all the water drain off completely and then add them and sauce to a large bowl. Add chopped scallions and sesame seeds. Let sit in refrigerator for about an hour.