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Sesame Noodles

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  • Servings: 8
Sesame Noodles

Source: Everyday Food, April 2005

Ingredients

  • Coarse salt
  • 1 pound thin spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter, preferably natural
  • 1 to 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1 English cucumber, peeled and halved lengthwise
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and shredded

Directions

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta until al dente, according to package instructions. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.

  2. Meanwhile, make peanut sauce: In a blender or food processor, blend peanut butter, garlic, pepper flakes, soy sauce, vinegar, and sesame oil until smooth.

  3. Cut cucumber crosswise into thirds; cut each piece lengthwise into 1/4-inch slices. Stack slices; cut lengthwise into very thin strips. Transfer pasta to a large bowl; toss with sauce, cucumber, and carrots. Serve at room temperature.

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