Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Sesame Noodle Salad

For lunch one day my mother, cousin Gina and I went and ate at this fabulous little bistro in Mountain Brook called Chaz’ Lulu. Fortunately, I ordered the sesame noodle salad. It was fabulous. It had just enough kick and great flavor. I have also found this dish at the “Feed & Seed Market” in Pelham. It is so light and good for you too. You can make this into a main dish by adding meat, chicken, shrimp, or vegetables.

Sesame Noodle Salad
1 (8oz) package linguine, cooked according to pkg, and drained with hot water (I prefer to use angel hair pasta in my dish)
¼ C rice vinegar
¼ C soy sauce
¼ C dark sesame oil
1 tsp. sugar
5 green onions, sliced
toasted sesame seeds (optional)
*½ Tsp chili paste (found in Asian section in grocery) 

Stir together vinegar and soy sauce, oil and sugar in a large bowl. Stir in noodles and onions; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve hot or cold,or room temp. Perfect for a picnic.

I add chopped carrot and cucmber to mine. If you want a heartier dish, add blackended chicken, shrimp or  beef strips.

*If you cannot find chili paste, I recommend Tuong Ot Sriracha, or as I call "Red Rooster Sauce". This sauce that can be found in the asian food section of the store. You will only need a tsp, or 2...depending on how much heat you like. But even if you use 1/2 tsp, add it bc it adds alot to the dish.


Tammy said...

This is SO different, yet looks quite yummy!

Gollum said...

I've ordered this dish in tearooms/cafes, but I never could find the recipe. I'm definitely going to prepare this for my family.

I'm loving your blog! It's so nice to meet you!

squawmama said...

Ok I am a first time visitor but not a last time... I am hooked on your blog already... Wonderful recipes and I have copied them all... Thank you so much. I have added you to my favorites... So glad I found you


Mark and Trisha said...

I just happened upon your blog and will be back. The sesame noodles sound delicious. I plan on trying them next week. Thanks for sharing.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

This really does look delicious! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us. :-)

Happy Foodie Friday!


Sheila :-)

Anonymous said...

I just happened upon your blog. Love your recipes.

Shellbelle said...

Okay honey, you need to fix the date thingy on your comment section. I thought I was going nuts for a minute there when I was reading February 2009. (Actually, I'm already nuts, but this didn't help, lol.)

I've ordered this type of dish before and have always loved it! Here, where I live now, there is nothing remotely close to this type of cooking. Thanks to you, I can make it myself now!

Red Couch Recipes said...

This looks yummy AND simple. So great for a side dish of sooo many meals. Joni