Spicy Sesame Noodles

Simple and delicious, these spicy sesame noodles are easy and flavorful but with a spicy kick. Serve warm or cold, either way these noodles are so good!

There is something about the smell of sesame seed oil I just love! It also tastes really good and it is relatively easy to find! Sesame seed oil is a “good fat” just like butter, avocados and coconut oil.

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It has a ton of vitamins like vitamin E. Vitamin E is an anti-oxidant and has been correlated with lowering cholesterol levels. Sesame oil also contains magnesium, copper, calcium, iron, zinc, and vitamin B6.

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Okay, so I wanted to make those Saucy Pork Lettuce Wraps {that I last posted}, but I wasn’t sure what to serve with them. Rice seemed obvious yet delicious, but I wanted something more. A side dish with a little more flavor. I stumbled upon a recipe for Sesame Noodles, but I couldn’t find some of the ingredients at my grocery store. I improvised with what I had and ended up with a yummy recipe! Feel free to play around and adjust the ingredients to your taste, omit the pepper flakes if you wish, add ginger… you get what I’m saying. That’s what is so fun about cooking, you can take a recipe and make it your own!

 

Now enjoy this yummy new post!

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Here is the top ten: Noodles, Coconut Oil, Sesame Oil, Rice Wine Vinegar, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Garlic, Red Pepper Flakes and Green Onions.

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Heat a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add about a tablespoon of olive oil and then add a pound of thin spaghetti noodles to the pot. Cook as directed on the package. Meanwhile…

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Slice off the ends of three to four green onions.

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Then slice them thin until you reach the tough darker green parts.

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Next smash 3 garlic cloves and give a good mincing!

Too a small bowl add…

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…Minced garlic…

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… A hearty pinch of red pepper flakes…

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…Two tablespoons of white sugar…

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…and pour in the 1/4 cup of soy sauce…

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Then, measure out your 2 tablespoons of rice wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons sesame oil and 3 tablespoons of coconut oil.

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And then add them to the small bowl as well.

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Give it a whisk until all ingredients are incorporated. All of the coconut oil may not dissolve right away, but don’t worry once it hits the hot noodles it will. Set the sauce aside and get started on the noodles.

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Once they are cooked drain the noodles, making sure to reserve about a tablespoon or two of the pasta water to add later.

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Add the sauce and a little pasta water and toss. Keep tossing until every noodle is coated. The starch in the pasta water will help the sauce stick to the noodles better.

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Add the slice green onions and toss some more!

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These may just look like brown noodles… but they are so much more! A perfect side for those Saucy Pork Lettuce Wraps! OR… add some left over chicken or just eat them by themselves! Who cares [they’re good]!?

Enjoy! And if you give this Spicy Sesame Noodles recipe a try, let me know by snapping a photo and tagging me on twitter or instagram!

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Spicy Coconut-Sesame Noodles

Simple and delicious, these spicy sesame noodles are easy and flavorful but with a spicy kick. Serve warm or cold, either way these noodles are so good!

Yield: 4 to 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: about 25 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound thin spaghetti noodles, cooked and drained

2 tablespoons kosher salt (for the pasta water)

3-4 green onions, white and light green parts sliced thin

3 cloves garlic, smashed and minced

a pinch or two of red chili pepper flakes, to taste

2 tablespoons white sugar

1/4 cup soy sauce

3 tablespoons coconut oil, unrefined and non-hydrogenated

2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seed oil

1-2 tablespoons reserved pasta water

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package directions, I like to add a big pinch of salt and about a tablespoon of olive oil to the water, but do what you want! Then drain. Mean while slice green onions {set aside} and begin the sauce.

To make the sauce, start by adding minced garlic, pepper flakes, sugar, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and coconut oil to a small bowl, whisk until all ingredients are combined.

When noodles are cooked, drain and return to the same pot. Pour the sauce over the noodles and toss. Now would be the time to add the reserved pasta sauce and toss some more.

Add the sliced green onions and serve. Store in an air-tight container and refrigerated for a few days.

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13 Responses to “Spicy Sesame Noodles”

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    The Cilantropist — August 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

    Somehow, seeing those noodles in the colander just makes me want to grab one and slurp it up. 🙂 That would be unladylike though, and then I would not get the full flavor of this dish, which sounds amazing because I adore anything with sesame.

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    The Cilantropist — August 30, 2010 at 7:10 am

    Btw, just thought I would share that the word I just had to type to add a comment was 'vomette' which if I say it, sounds like a more flirty, feminine version of vomit. Which of course, has nothing to do with your post, but seemed funny nonetheless and I thought I would share it, lol! 🙂

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    nichole — August 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Anything coconut sounds delish!

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    Laurie @simplyscratch — August 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Amanda… too funny! Some of those words are rediculous… but 'vomette'?? LOL!

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    Kim @ Two Good Cookies — August 30, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I actually made something very similar to this today! Yum. The addition of coconut though…Double yum.

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    Evan Thomas — August 31, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    That all looks delicious!

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    Kath — August 31, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    spicy…coconut…sesame…noodles

    Any one of those words alone would get my attention! Your recipe looks like perfection. I stumbled it to share with others and so that I could find it later! Thanks!

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    May Ling Wu — August 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Can't wait to try this. I don't even have to go out to buy anything!

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    Sprinkled with Flour — August 31, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    I will definitely be trying these noodles! I can already taste the mouth-watering deliciousness:)

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    Raquel Ott, REALTOR® — September 28, 2010 at 1:11 am

    Sounds delicious! Is the white stuff coconut oil? I've never had coconut oil before, is it white/milky?

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    Debbie — April 26, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    I made this the other day with slight modifications. I cut back on the coconut oil and sesame oil by a tablespoon, used angel hair pasta and added cooked shrimp. This was easy to make and simply delicious. My taste testers aka co-workers loved it too!! Definitely a "go to" recipe when I'm in a pinch on "what's for dinner".

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    Hannah — May 24, 2012 at 1:23 am

    This was delicious! My family just devoured it. I skipped the coconut oil and it was still great.

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