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Title: Pasta with Chinese Tahini Sauce
Categories: Pasta Sauce Chinese
Yield: 4 Servings

8ozPasta *
2tbTahini (sesame butter)
1tbRice Vinegar
1tbSoy sauce
1tb(pref. toasted) Sesame Oil
2tsChili Paste w/garlic (hot)
1tsMinced Gingerroot
2tbVegetable stock or water
1dsFreshly ground black pepper

* preferably buckwheat noodles or Chinese wheat noodles GARNISHES: scallion curls, fresh corriander sprigs, toasted sesame seeds, or chopped dry-roasted unsalted peanuts, optional. """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" NOTE: Chinese wheat noodles are compacted into cubes. To cook, break the cubes and drop into boiling water. When water returns to a boil, cook for 3 minutes and drain. They may be served as is or patted dry and sauteed in oil until lightly browned. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, cook pasta until al dente. While pasta is cooking, steam peas. In a large bowl, combine remaining ingredients. When pasta is done, drain well. Toss dressing with pasta; add peas and toss again. Top with garnish. VARIATIONS: - saute 6 oz chopped spinach in 1 T safflower oil until limp; mushrooms, blanched peapods, sweet red peppers, steamed broccoli, steamed sliced carrots, or scallions. If you add several, the amt of dressing may need to be increased.