A few weeks ago I asked on facebook what kind of recipes our followers would like to see. We had some requests for easy dinners that can be made ahead of time. Dinners that are nice to have when you have kids to run from practice to lessons, to whatever and you get home and want to eat quickly. Leesh and I have sweet tooth's, there is no denying that, so we have shared more dessert recipes than anything else. So we're going to try to share some of our favorite meals, especially those quick ones that we are loving right now. But don't fret, the desserts will still come. We will just try to have some more moderation.
These soy sauce noodles are a quick meal or side, you can make it as fast as you can cook a package of noodles. And I'm serious. If you are like me, you probably have the ingredients on hand too. I'll share a main dish I love to go with this next, something with some meat for my protein loving people (it can be in the crock pot or a quick 20 minute simmer). Do you guys eat meat with every dinner? We generally do. I need some protein to keep me going.
In fact, you can really turn this into it's own meal by serving it with some shredded chicken (I'm thinking a rotisserie chicken for those hectic evenings) on top, or other other meat (sliced beef). You can also use whatever kind of long noodles you have, Asian noodles, linguine, angel hair or spaghetti. I've used plain old spaghetti here.
The sauce is what makes this, as you might have guessed. A little soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, vinegar, chili or chili oil, and some green onions and sesame seed (optional) for garnish. These noodles are loaded with flavor and are so satisfying. Me, my husband and my kiddos gobble these up.
Server em' plain or with any Asian side you desire! Enjoy!
8 oz of thin noodles (spaghetti, angel hair, Asian noodles, etc)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
½ tablespoon sugar
¼ teaspoon granulated garlic
1 tablespoon rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes or ½ teaspoon hot chili oil
1-2 green onions, sliced for garnish
Sesame seeds (optional), for garnish
Bring a large pot of water to boil for the noodles. While the water is getting hot, in a large bowl, mix the soy sauce, sugar, garlic powder, vinegar, sesame oil, and red pepper/chili oil. Set aside.
When water is boiling add noodles and cook as directed by the package. While they are cooking slice the green onions.
Once noodles are done, drain them, and dump them in the bowl of sauce and toss to coat them. Top with green onions and sesame seeds and serve. These are best warm. Enjoy!
Adapted from the Pioneer Woman, Simple Sesame Noodles, cut the oil way back, use red pepper instead of chili oil, and use granulated garlic in place of fresh garlic (I tried that once and it was too strong for me).