Sesame Noodles

Seems everywhere I look lately there is a sesame noodle recipe out there! So what the heck, here's mine. Hubby loves this stuff and was actually asking me the other day why I haven't made it lately. Ummm, the last time was a BBQ holiday, probably Labor Day? Whoa....time to make it soon.

It's a really easy and fast recipe to throw together and everything can be done while the noodles cook. I've modified the heck out of it to use what I had on hand the first time I made it, and well, it was good so I stayed with it!

1 lb thin pasta (angel hair, thin, or just plain ole spaghetti will work)
1/2 cup soy sauce (I use my JCS Soya Sauce, it's nice and thick, not thin and runny)
2 tbs sesame oil
1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
2 tbs sugar
2 tbs chopped cilantro (optional, my Hubby hates cilantro)
1 tbs ginger root, can use powdered stuff (or the tube refrigerated stuff, which is what I use)
1 tsp hot chili oil ( I never have this on hand so I use crushed red pepper flakes or the stuff in tube if I have)
1 cup green onions (less is better, very strong flavor if a full cup is used)
1 cup snow peas
small handful of sesame seeds toasted in a skillet (optional)
handful of thin sliced red peppers (optional)

Cook pasta according to directions. Rinse in cold water to cool down. In LARGE bowl, mix remaining ingredients except the onions, snow peas AND red pepper if using. Put pasta in bowl and toss to coat evenly. Add onions, snow peas and pepper stir gently and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Chill well before serving.

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