Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sesame Noodles

It's another sunny day in Okinawa (hooray!) and I just returned from a nice, quiet walk with Banks. He, naturally, wore himself out. (Sniffing, rubbing himself in the bushes, and rolling around in the cool grass are some of his favorite things to do!)

Now that it's almost lunch time, I'm ready for a light, preferably chilled lunch and this recipe (from Rachael Ray) came to mind.

Cook time: 8 minutes
Serves: 1


  • 1 tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • t tsp toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1/3 lb thin spaghetti, cooked to al dente, drained and cooled
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 scallion, chopped
  1. Whisk peanut butter, soy sauce, cayenne, oil and sesame oil in small bowl.
  2. Add cooked noodles and toss to coat.
  3. Sprinkle noodles with sesame seeds and scallion to garnish.
Et voila!

Or, perhaps this dish is too light for your growling belly. Try topping it with stir-fried veggies. 
Short on time? Nuke a frozen bag of 'em and then add to the noodles.


  1. Yum! I would love this. Pat on the other hand probably not so much. I think I ruined it with those ginger peanut noodles. HaHa

  2. Oh, another happy day for me, that dish is so good.