I’ve partnered up with Atlantic Superstore for the Atlantic Superstore 2018 #TasteTheNewNext Canadian Food Trends program again and this time I’m #CookingOnTheClock, coming up with a meal that can be on the table in 40 minutes or less.
You see I’m a self-employed mother of a toddler.
I don’t have time to mess around when it comes to meal time.
I need a plan and I need it FAST.
For #CookingOnTheClock I was challenged to come up with a tasty recipe that can be whipped up from start to finish in less than 40 minutes. Because we’re all busy, want to eat healthier without sacrificing flavour, and want to spend more time together I truly believe that easy quick batch cooking is where it’s at!
I make some variation of these sesame noodles at least once a week. I change the type of noodle, protein, vegetables, and garnish based on what I have on hand, but the overall basic pasta recipe stays the same. They’re simple, they’re quick, they’re versatile (you can add whatever you want and eat them cold or warm), and the recipe makes a large batch so we have leftovers for a couple of days.
I haven’t even mentioned the best part. Our daughter Elodie LOVES them. As in, gobbles-the-bowl-and-barely-takes-a-breath loves them. Gotta love a #CookingOnTheClock recipe that can do that.
EASY SESAME NOODLES RECIPE
500g uncooked dried pasta
½ cup sesame oil
½ cup soya sauce
½ cup peanut butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
Juice of half a lime
½ to 1 cup PROTEIN - cooked chicken, cooked shrimp, tofu, thinly sliced cooked beef, boiled egg
½ to 1 cup VEGETABLES - shredded raw carrot, cucumber matchsticks, fresh peas, baby spinach, grilled peppers, zucchini, corn, shredded cabbage
GARNISH - toasted sesame seeds, chopped red finger chili, green onions, dried chili flakes, Greek yogurt, Sriracha, fresh cilantro, fresh lime, fresh basil, crushed peanuts, sprouts
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water until cool. Drain completely and set aside.
- In a large bowl whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, peanut butter, minced garlic, ground ginger, and lime juice until smooth. Add cooled drained pasta to bowl and toss well to coat. Add optional ingredients of choice or any other protein, vegetables, or garnish you like or have on hand. Serve noodles warm or cold as a side or as a meal.
Disclosure : This post is sponsored by Loblaw and I have received financial compensation and ingredients for the recipe I’ve created. That being said, all views and opinions are my own, and I will never endorse anything that I don’t use or love.