Friday, April 11, 2008

Sesame Noodles with Chicken

Saw this recipe in the Fine Cooking Magazine, and wanted to try it out. It's pretty good for a quick lunch, and the kids liked it. I used fresh organic green pasta from the produce section of the grocery store, and increased the peanut butter amount to recipe to suit my taste.

Here's the recipe:
1 lb fresh pasta, cooked
6 tbs Asian roasted sesame oil
4 med cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup cream peanut butter
1/2 cup lite soy sauce
6 tbs rice vinegar
1/4 c light brown sugar
2 lbs grilled chicken breasts
2 tsp peanut oil
Dash of ground white pepper
6 scallions, sliced

Transfer cooked pasta to large bowl and toss with 1 tbs sesame oil while it's still hot. In food processor, pulse garlic til chopped. Add the rest of the 5 tbs sesame oil, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and 1 1/2 tsp salt. Process til smooth, stopping as necessary to scrape down the bowl, about 30 secs.

Pour about 1 1/4 cups of dressing over pasta and chicken to toss. I did it with half the chicken and placed a few pieces of grilled chicken on top for presentation, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and chopped red peppers, and served it with the rest of the peanut sauce on the side.

19 comments:

Little Corner of Mine said...

Looks healthy! I like your bowl leh, something new?

Retno Prihadana said...

give me a bowl pleasee!. Looks delicious.

singairishgirl said...

Pasta with peanut butter. Yum yum. My girl won't eat that though as she doesn't like peanut butter.

daphne said...

oo..that's a good idea. Will try that out!

tigerfish said...

Sounds simple enough. Fresh organic green pasta...such is the stuff I miss!

beachlover said...

Look interesting!!..Hmmmm..it's taste like chinese sesame cold noodle?

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i've been seeing noodles tossed with something nutty these days...this must be a sign telling me to try hehehe

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Hey C,
Thanks! No, but finally got to use it. :)

Hi Retno Prihadana,
Okay, come on over! :)

Hi Singairishgirl,
Haaa....I have a kid here who doesn't like peanut butter, but she will eat this. :)

Hi Daphne,
Thanks! Let me know what you think?

Hi Tigerfish,
Yes, I love organic almost anything and Wholefoods! :)

Hi Beachlover,
Yes, it does, and I omitted the chili oil cause of the kids. :)

Hi Rita,
Try, try! :)

Illatharasi said...

Hi, first time here.... very good recipes, looks yummy and colorful. Well presented and wonderful pictures.

jj said...

Looks fantastic and yes, very healthy, too!

Tiffany said...

EMWG-This dish looks so good! I have a semi-similar dish on my blog too!

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Cynthia said...

I love Fine Cooking and your tableware :)

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Clockwise said...

Oh my goodness, no update for a while and suddenly soooooo many!

Looks like a healthy dish. :)

Big Boys Oven said...

looks so simple to make, and yet looks delicous to kill my hunger.

Lia Loranty said...

love the way u present noodles very invitating!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

hi there,

you're invited to my chinese take-out party, check out the details in my blogpost:
http://mochachocolatarita.blogspot.com/2008/05/celebrating-my-88th-post-chinese-take.html

J@n!ce said...

Pardon me if I've given you a wrong link earlier. This is the one I'm refering too.

http://janiceng.blogspot.com/2008/05/happy-mothers-day.html

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