"Light sesame sauce" recipes?
Just had a great meal at Nothing but Noodles: a bowl of their Sesame Lo Mein with added shrimp (and no red peppers). Description says: "Lots of Lo Mein noodles in a light sesame sauce with mushrooms, red bell peppers, Napa cabbage and scallions. Garnished with black sesame seeds."
A search for "light sesame sauce" brought up all cold salad recipes. Anyone have a recipe that would be similar to the above? It was not at all spicy--I added a few drops of Sriracha.
It almost certainly contains sesame oil, but beyond that I couldn't make any real guesses without trying the dish myself or hearing a very detailed description.
A sesame sauce might be nothing more than some aromatics and vegetables quickly sauteed in a bit of sesame oil (or a mixture of sesame oil and some neutral oil) and tossed with the noodles. Common additional flavorings could be soy sauce, rice wine, hoisin sauce, or lemon juice, though there are many other options.
I've been toying with stir fry sauce for a while now. Finally pieced in some of what was missing by doing some research. often times these sauces will have oyster or fish sauce in them as well as Rice Cooking Wine or dry sherry. I invested in some oyster sauce and it was well worth it. Sounds gross, tastes amazing.
I've made this a few times. Tossing in some stir fried protein and veggies makes a good meal!
Simple Sesame Noodles
12 ounces, fluid Thin Noodles, Cooked And Drained
1/4 cup Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Sugar
4 cloves Garlic, Minced
2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Pure Sesame Oil
1/2 teaspoon Hot Chili Oil
4 Tablespoons Canola Oil
4 whole Green Onions, Sliced Thin
Whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl. Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
Sprinkle with green onions and toss.
Serve in a bowl with chopsticks. Yummy!