|Katrina's noodles made with whole wheat spaghetti|
Today's recipe for cold Chinese noodles always makes me happy. It's so easy to make and tastes so good. You can make it ahead for a party, or make it at the last minute because it's so quick to throw together. The recipe came to us from our friend Katrina, who is from China, and she was pretty vague about quantities. I've written the recipe to reflect the way I make the noodles as I tried to replicate the taste of Katrina's version, but feel free to make adjustments to suit your preferences.
I used Ancient Harvest quinoa noodles which are made with corn flour and quinoa and are gluten-free. You could also use spaghetti noodles or buckwheat soba.
|The nori pieces are much too big!|
- 8 ounces spaghetti (I used Ancient Harvest quinoa pasta)
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon tamari or soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon Chinese black vinegar (or brown rice vinegar)
- 1/2 teaspoon red chili sauce (sambal oelek)
- 1/2 teaspoon sugar
- 1 inch fresh ginger root, cut fine (about 1 tablespoon)
- 1 large clove garlic, minced very fine
- few grinds black pepper
- 1 sheet seasoned or plain toasted nori, cut with scissors into small rectangles
- chopped cilantro, optional
- Cook the spaghetti according to package directions al dente. When cooked, drain and rinse under cold running water to cool quickly. Drain noodles again and place in a bowl.
- Add the oil and toss to coat the noodles.
- Add vinegar, tamari, chili, garlic, ginger, sugar and pepper, and mix well.
- Just before serving, add the nori. Mix some in and transfer the noodles to a serving bowl. Arrange the remaining nori over the top of the noodles.
- Optional: Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
|Topped with crushed peanuts.|