Small Chinese takeout boxes full of sesame noodles at the party were a great addition to the spread – and also a wonderful way to soak up all the grapefruit punch in people’s bellies. Most of the ingredients I already had on hand and I purchased the boxes at If Its Paper up the street from my house. I made 2 pounds of this recipe and only went through one pound. Another lesson learned!
- 3 Tbsp tahini (or more- possibly much more)
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
2 Tbsp sesame oil
5 Tbsp soy sauce (or less; add incrementally to taste)
1 Tbsp rice vinegar
1 Tbsp red pepper oil (or a smaller amount of sriracha)
2 Tbsp chopped scallions
1/2 Tbsp chopped ginger
1/2 Tbsp chopped garlic
ground pepper to taste
- 1 pound pasta
- black and white sesame seeds
Assembly: Whisk all the ingredients except the sesame seeds together. Taste for adjustments. I find that this can be a little salty so you may want to gradually add the soy sauce in. Meanwhile, boil 1 pound of pasta. I think thin spaghetti works well but you can use any shape you like. Mix the pasta in the sauce, allow to cool and add the sesame seeds.