I am just finishing up vacation and I am in a place where me = No F&^%ks given. Reality hasn't sunk in yet and I will get to my starvation detoxes and calorie counting as soon as my sand soaked bikinis get out the laundry. But tonight is my last night and I'm gonna live on the edge of reason and take in all the sweet yummy goodness of my near and dear lover. Oh, Pasta I'm sorry I've scorned you all these months. Tonight you and I will be reacquainted again for even if it is just one night. Hell, I'll even include my husband in this delectable cheat. So unlike Jeanie and her discipline in the kitchen and at the gym from yesterday's blog, tonight I'm going to share with you a recipe for one of my favorite hot pots of starchy goodness... My Sesame Pasta is the ultimate crowd pleaser. It can be a side dish, an appetizer, a potluck addition, or dinner if your in a carb loading mood. It is an East meets West noodle dish with a taste of sesame and spice YUM!!!! But because I don't want to scare off those who have dietary restrictions or who are currently taking part in some kind of 21 day sugar detox, I will also include alternative ingredients. But first, let's take a 14 second look at the process....
As you can see my hubby has made an emphatic cameo. Anyhow, let's go through the process... You will want to cook your noodles first. In this particular recipe I used standard thin fettuccine pasta because it was in the cupboard and pasta is delicious. There are other dietary options I have included at the end in hopes I can keep the Paleo dieters and Celiac disease sufferers intrigued long enough to read through. After your fettuccine (or whatever noodle you chose) is prepared and still hot, return it to the pot and add all the other ingredients. Mix thoroughly and serve at room temperature.
- 1 pack of pasta
- 2 tbsp grapeseed oil
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- 1 tbsp soy sauce
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 inch cube of grated ginger
- 1 tsp of crushed red pepper (add to taste)
- 1/4 cup of roasted sesame seeds
If you are looking for a gluten free, paleo, or annoying route for this recipe some substitutions could be Korean glass noodles (derived from sweet potato), spaghetti squash, or zucchini ribbons in lieu of pasta, and Bragg's Liquid Aminos instead of soy sauce.