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Spicy Sesame Noodles w/Chopped Peanuts and Thai Basil

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  • 1 tbsp Peanut oil
  • 2 tbsp Fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 garlic Cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp Asian sesame oil
  • 2 tbsp Soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Hot chili oil
  • 1 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 lb Fresh Chinese egg noodles or fresh angel hair pasta
  • 12 Green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup Roasted peanuts, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Fresh Thai basil leaves, thinly sliced


  1. Heat peanut oil in small skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add ginger and garlic and sauté 1 minute. Transfer to large bowl.
  3. Add next 6 ingredients and whisk to blend.
  4. Place noodles in sieve over sink. Separate noodles with fingers and shake to remove excess starch.
  5. Cook in large pot of boiling salted water until just tender, stirring occasionally.
  6. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Drain thoroughly and transfer to bowl with sauce.
  7. Add sliced green onions and toss to coat noodles.
  8. Let stand at room temperature until noodles have absorbed dressing, tossing occasionally, about 1 hour.
  9. Stir in peanuts and Thai basil; toss again.
  10. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Serve at room temperature.


Recipe adapted from