Pasta with Chinese Tahini Sauce
preferably chinese wheat noodles
|Chinese tahini sauce|
tahini (sesame paste)
soy sauce, tamari
thai chili paste
hot, with garlic
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 sautéed 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.