Are you ready for a taste sensation like no other? Look no further because this recipe for black sesame chili oil noodles is about to knock your socks off. The nutty, earthy flavor of black sesame is the perfect pairing for the fiery kick of chili oil. You might be doing the happy dance with every bite. This dish is ideal for a quick and satisfying weeknight dinner, and I have a feeling it’s going to become a new favorite in your household. Let’s get cooking!
Some options for noodles to use with black sesame chili oil include:
- Soba noodles (made from buckwheat flour)
- Udon noodles (thick wheat noodles)
- Ramen noodles (thin wheat noodles)
- Chinese egg noodles
- Rice noodles (such as vermicelli or pad thai noodles)
It really depends on your personal preference, any of those options should work well with the sauce.
Here are the ingredients to make black sesame chili oil noodles
- Noodles of your choice
Black sesame paste
- 2 tablespoons roasted black sesame seeds
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons of water
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- Minced garlic
- Minced ginger
- ½ tablespoon of hot chili oil
- Sesame seed for garnish
- Green onion for garnish (thin cut, in diagonal line)
- Boiled egg (optional)
How to make chili oil noodles with black sesame
- Cook your desired type of noodles according to the package instructions and set aside.
- In a blender, add roasted black sesame, olive oil, honey, and peanut butter. Blend until you get a creamy consistency.
- In a bowl, mix together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, minced garlic and ginger.
- In another bowl, add the cooked noodles together with black sesame paste and, the sauce. Toss to coat the noodles. The sauce proportion will depend on how much your noodles are.
- Serve noodles in a bowl garnished with extra chili oil, green onion, and/or a boiled egg.
Can I use tahini for sesame paste?
Using tahini instead of black sesame paste works. Be sure to adjust the amount of sweetener you use in the recipe because tahini has a stronger, more bitter taste. Also, black sesame paste has more sesame flavor than tahini, so it’s gonna affect the overall taste.
Can I use a different type of oil instead of olive oil?
Vegetable, canola, or peanut oil can all be used as the oil of choice.
Can I pair meat or vegetables with chili oil noodles?
You can definitely pair chili oil noodles with meat or vegetables to create a complete meal. Raw sushi salmon is an excellent choice for the chili oil noodles because it complements the flavors of the chili oil noodles nicely. You can cut the salmon into cubes and serve with the chili oil noodles. As for vegetables, you can blanch or sauté them separately, then added to the noodles. Broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, and bok choy are good vegetables to pair with chili oil noodles.
How spicy is this sesame chili oil noodles?
You can adjust the amount of chili oil to your taste depending on the brand and heat level of the chili oil.
Can I store leftovers of this dish?
Yes, you can store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or eat it cold right out of the fridge.