Friday, July 12, 2013

Food Network Magazine Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles

Summer in Scottsdale is not for the faint of heart. From June to October you can expect the high temperature to be over 100 pretty much everyday. That means I eat a lot of salads and things that do not heat up my kitchen. These cold noodles are spicy and come together with very little prep. Tom has actually been requesting noodle dishes and this one got a thumbs up!

This came from the Food Network Magazine and I didn't have to cut it in half, pretty exciting stuff. Get some water boiling and gather up some ingredients.

You need some carrots, noodles, brown sugar, peanuts, green tea, hot chili sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, sesame seeds, soy sauce, and some oil. You can top it with cilantro if you are super silly and eat that stuff.

boiling noodles
Toss the noodles in the boiling water. I used somen noodles and they cook in no time at all.

making the sauce
While the noodles cook assemble the rest of the ingredients in a blender or use a hand blender like I did.

sauce mixed
Blend it up until it is a smooth sauce.

drained noodles
Drain the noodles and get them in a bowl.

Stir in the carrots and the sauce
Add in the carrots and sauce and give it a good stir.

Refrigerate for an hour
This is the hardest part of the whole recipe, waiting! Put the noodles in the fridge and let them cool for about an hour.

Cold Peanut Sesame Noodles
After an hour or whenever your noodles cool plate them up with some peanuts and nasty cilantro if you want it. I used some green onions instead.

This was spicy and filling and Tom added this to his list of foods he would definitely eat again. I am turning that guy around one dish at a time.


  1. Dear Rhonda, I love noodles like this. I love the spice in it.
    I am so glad that Tom is eating more variety.
    I hope that you stay cool and well with the intense heat.
    Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  2. Cold or hot, noodles are my baby :D
    This dish looks so delicious!


    1. P.S Because of my exams, I will not be commenting for around 4 weeks - see you afterwards!

  3. This looks wonderful. I just had a sample of some Asian noodles at Costco and it made me want to find a recipe, now I have! Thanks, and I'm sure this is MUCH better than Costco's!

  4. Looks delicious...I love noodles but never make them for some reason?

    Stay cool my friend. I ventured to Arizona a couple of times in the summer and it was no joke!

  5. I loooove cold sesame noodles and need these now! Going on my "next weeks' menu ideas" board!

  6. These noodle sound perfect for the hot summer days. I am with you I am not much for the cilantro, I would much have the green onions too.

  7. One of my most favorite things to eat.

  8. These sound fabulous Rhonda! I must live through your Food Network recipes now because my subscription is up. So thanks for posting! :)

  9. I love cilantro so I'll be adding that. The noodles look so tasty - wish I was having it for dinner tonight.

  10. I see Japanese somen again (makes me happy!). :) Your cold noodles look delicious and perfect for hot summer.

  11. Wow, Tom approved??!! #winning!

    I think my shrimp cocktail would go good on the side:

    We've actually had our air on for three days in a row - a record this summer!

  12. Hi Rhonda, it was so nice to hear from you.

    This looks very nice. I'm not a fan of that particular type of sounds silly but those really thin noodles make me nervous that I'm going to choke. It's a weird OCD thing. a thicker noodle and I would be all over this!

    ...Nice girl, turning your man into a foodie, aye? ;) Power to you sweetie.