Sesame Peanut Noodles

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Peanut Sesame Noodles

It’s a weeknight and I’m home from work. I have a craving for take-out, but I don’t want to spend the money. What do I do next? Raid the pantry. Make some noodles.

First, drizzle some grapeseed oil, or any other mild-flavored cooking oil, in a pan heated on medium-high heat.

Then add in sesame seeds, grated ginger and grated garlic, followed by chopped scallions.

 

Next, add in the chopped bell pepper.

Add in the chopped cabbage and cook until the cabbage is softened. While the cabbage is going, cook and drain the lo mein noodles.

Add in the rice vinegar and soy sauce, then reduce the heat to low. Follow with the addition of the honey, the sesame oil and the peanut butter.

Add in some pork (optional).

Add in the noodles.

Toss the noodles in the sauce and plate! Garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and a pinch of sesame seeds.

 

 

Sesame Peanut Noodles

Serves 2
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 25 minutes
Total time 55 minutes
Allergy Peanuts, Soy, Wheat
Meal type Lunch, Main Dish
Region Asian
Weeknight stir-fry noodles with a delicious sesame peanut sauce.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon Sesame Seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger (freshly grated)
  • 1 Scallion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves Garlic (freshly grated)
  • 2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 2 tablespoons Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 Red Bell Pepper (chopped)
  • 8oz Pork Tenderloin (previously cooked; optional)
  • 1 tablespoon Grapeseed Oil
  • 1/4 head Cabbage (chopped)

Directions

Step 1
Heat the grapeseed oil over medium-high heat and add in the sesame seeds, ginger and garlic.
Step 2
Add in the chopped scallion, bell pepper and the cabbage. Cook until the cabbage softens. Cook the noodles according to the directions on the package, about 2-3 minutes. Drain the noodles.
Step 3
Add in the rice vinegar and the soy sauce. Reduce the heat to low.
Step 4
Next, add the honey, sesame oil and peanut butter. Allow the peanut butter to break down a bit, then add in the pork. Make sure the pork is coated with the sauce so that it soaks up the flavor.
Step 5
At the very end, turn off the heat and add in the drained lo mein noodles. The sauce should have thickened by this point. Toss the noodles until coated with the sauce and until all the components are evenly distributed.
Step 6
Garnish with a drizzle of sesame oil and a pinch of sesame seeds.

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