This wonderful combination of flavors and textures makes a superb lunch main course or starter for dinner. Served cold with a delectable sauce, these noodles, combined with cucumber make you beg for more.

Cold Sesame Noodles

Cold Sesame Noodles
Recipe type: Pasta
Serves: 4
  • 1/2 pound noodles, Chinese (thin) cooked
  • 1/4 Cup sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame paste
  • 1/2 Cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Hunan pepper sauce
  • 1 medium chili pepper - fresh
  • 2 Tablespoons sugar
  • 1 Cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 2 small cucumbers or 1 medium
  • 2 pieces scallions
  • 1/4 Cup cilantro
  1. Boil the noodles in a large pot of well-salted water until tender.
  2. Drain, cool thoroughly in cold water, and drain again. Toss the noodles with the sesame oil. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  3. Mince the fresh chile pepper, the scallions and the cilantro. Peel and seed the cucumber and cut into fine julienne.
  4. In a large bowl, combine the sesame seed paste, peanut butter, vinegar, Hunan pepper sauce, chile, sugar, chicken broth and white pepper. Add the cold noodles and toss well. Add the cucumbers, scallions and cilantro, toss again, and serve.
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