June 8, 2020Target Healthy Eating
2 or 3 scallions, chopped well
1 pound Chinese noodles, or your favorite spaghetti (not too thin)
2 teaspoons black sesame seeds, toast them first
2 Tablespoons sesame oil, plus extra
4 anchovy fillets ground in mortar & pestle with 4 garlic cloves - make a paste
3.5 Tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1 or 2 shallots, well chopped
2 or 3 Tablespoons Chinese rice vinegar or other rice vinegar
2 or 3 Tablespoons rice wine or sake
2 Tablespoons Chinese sesame paste (tahini could substitute)
1 Tablespoon smooth peanut butter, or chunky or whatever you have
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar or 2 to 3 Tablespoons honey
1 Tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger
4 more fresh garlic cloves, chopped well
2 teaspoons chile-garlic paste, chile crisp, chile oil, or 2 pinches chili flakes (or more to your taste)
Half a peeled cucumber, seeded and cut into 1/8-inch by 1/8-inch by 2-inch sticks
1 cup chopped roasted peanuts (buy them roasted or roast them yourself)
Boil a large pot of water. Add noodles and cook about 5 minutes, until just a bit chewy Drain the noodles in a colander and rinse with cold water. Drain once again. Pat dry with paper towel. Add to the large bowl you'll serve them in and toss with a splash of sesame oil.
While noodles are boiling, toast your black sesame seeds and cook the scallions, shallots and grated garlic at the same time.
Take out a medium bowl (or food processor) to prepare the sauce: whisk or pulse together the remaining 2 Tablespoons sesame oil, and all the other ingredients: soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame paste, rice wine, peanut butter, sugar, ginger, chopped garlic, garlic/anchovy paste, scallions, black sesame seeds, shallots.
Pour the sauce over the noodles and toss well. Garnish with cucumber and chopped peanuts.
This was an historic week for the U.S. It began with the darkness of death, of George Floyd and ended with the light of hope, the peaceful dedication and determination of nationwide protest marchers, encouraged by many great American military generals, and other kindred people from around the world.
Music perfectly describes my feelings, maybe your feelings were the same:
1) Beginning of the week
2) End of week
If music be the food of love, play on. - William Shakespeare
You can carry on, the torch of peace and brotherhood and simply live by the Golden Rule!
From Our Table to Yours
Have a Great Week Everyone!