Cold Sesame Noodle Sauce in a Jar?
I'm looking for a commercial jar sauce that resembles the cold noodle sesame sauce, peanut based or garlic/ginger/soy. Either style
Everybody has a different idea about what is a good cold noodle sauce so I am willing to take a chance with the Blog’s picks for a commercial jar sauce that’s available on the shelves of stores that closely matches a restaurant style sauce,
(The Thai Hot Peanut sauce that’s fairly easy to find in jars is not really a sesame flavor sauce).
Is there such a commercial jar sauce? Any suggestions would be dearly appreciated.
I'm using this one right now by Brianna's:
I started out looking for a commercial dressing that resembles the orange-ginger-soy dressing on salads in Japanese restaurants, but with NO sesame flavor (I love sesame but for this specific search I wanted one w/o sesame).
Trader Joe's version ain't bad too and would prolly suit your application:
Not sure how accessible President's Choice products are south of the border (I know some stores carry 'em). But I just remembered their Memories of Szechwan (no pun intended) Spicy Peanut Satay Sauce is quite good, and I've used it often to make a peanuty sesame cold noodle salad. It's always been a crowd pleaser at potlucks and office luncheons:
it might actually be easier and yield a better result for you to experiment making the sauce yourself.
in my experience, sauces that have pronounced ginger and/or garlic flavors don't translate well into bottled/jarred/canned sauces because the ginger/garlic get horribly degraded by the jarring/canning/bottling process.
I make a very quick version that keeps well in the fridge for about 2 weeks- sorry but i have never measured.
-A few big spoons creamy peanut butter
-probably 2 TB toasted sesame oil
-soy sauce, start with approx 2 TB
Pour all into a bowl and whisk together, add juice of one whole lime, whisk until smooth. Taste as you go and add more sesame oil or soy, and chili oil or pepper flakes if you like
Its almost exactly like what my local sesame noodle delivery is, and without the funky preservatives and stabalizers of some products out there