Chinese takeout is one of my guilty pleasures. But some days, I don’t feel like spending the money on takeout, or I only crave one thing that’s not worth placing an entire order. Surprisingly, it’s pretty easy to create your own take on your favorite takeout dish. I put a personal twist on my favorite Chinese food dish, sesame cold noodles. They’re chilled noodles in a spicy, tangy peanut butter sauce, and I could eat a whole order of them by myself. For this recipe, I used Sriracha instead of spicy chile sauce, but feel free to spin the dish however you’d like. I also used Asian-style noodles (egg noodles), but regular pasta would work just fine.
Ingredients: Makes 2 servings
4 ounces spaghetti (or noodle of choice)
1 tablespoon peanut butter
1/4 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon Sriracha
1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon honey
Scallions and sesame seeds to garnish
Cook pasta according to package instructions Combine next six ingredients in a small bowl and set aside. When pasta is cooked, run under cold water to chill. Mix sauce into pasta. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds, and serve.