Weekend Recipe – Sesame Sauce

Posted: March 4, 2011 in Food
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Cold Noodles with Sesame Sauce is one of my favorite dishes to get in Chinese restaurants. I know some places make it spicier and some smoother – this is the way I make it. Special thanks to my sister-in-law Steph for giving me the original recipe!


  • ½ tsp dry mustard
  • 2 tsp water
  • 2 ½ TBS sesame oil
  • 2 TBS peanut butter (smooth) or 2½ TBS peanut butter (chunky)
  • 2 ½ TBS water
  • 2-3 TBS soy sauce
  • ¼ cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 TBS sugar
  • Instructions

  • Mix dry mustard with 2 tsp water, set aside.
  • Add all ingredients one at a time in the order they appear, stirring well after adding each ingredient. Add the mustard last.
  • Cover and chill in fridge.
  • Comments
    This is a good dipping sauce for things like fried chicken cutlets as well as being great over cold noodles. You can serve it with cold noodles with chicken – I would recommend grilled or nuggets – that is either hot or cold and it can make an excellent meal. This recipe will make enough sauce for 1 500g (or 1 1lb) box of spaghetti. I have – on occasion – switched the sesame oil with Asian chili oil and it makes a very nice spicy version. If you are going to serve it over noodles traditional garnishes include thin peeled cucumber strips, sesame seeds and crushed peanuts.

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