Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Taste my Sesame Chicken Noodle Salad

I made this with shrimp for our neighborhood national night out get together this August. And people loved it.  My neighbor asked for the recipe.  So I thought it was a good time to do a new recipe post.  The secret ingredients are lots of mint and basil. And I have enough for the whole neighborhood outside!

The sauce:

3 tbsp sesame oil
2-3 tbsp spicy stir fry sauce (or your favorite Asian sauce if you don't like things spicy))
1-2 tsps jarred ginger
The juice of 1/2 a fresh lime (I used bottled this time because I didn't have fresh on hand.
1/2 tsp sugar

The rest:

4 handfuls spaghetti pasta. At least 1/2 a box. I never measure! I used 1/2 whole grain and 1/2 regular white.  And I broke the length of the noodles 4 times so that they are about two inches long.  Boil in only slightly salty water.
2 tbsp sesame seeds
1/4-1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts
Minced carrots to taste (I used a food processor)
Thinly sliced onions to taste
Thinly sliced peppers or whole pea pods to taste
Minced mint and basil
Cooked diced chicken or shrimp (rinse and pat dry frozen thawed shrimp)

Now combine the sauce and the rest and enjoy a tasty salad.  It is great for several lunches all week. 

Tomorrow the theme is something old


Lynn said...

we make a very similar recipe but haven't tossed in any mint and often my hubby adds sliced coquille st jacques that have been soaked in soy sauce for no less than 4 hours: yum.

Mary said...

Gosh yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Yum this does sound good!