Ginger scallion noodles will always be an all-time fave of mine (evident here, here, here, and here). I love these noodles for its simplicity and versatility. It pairs so well with anything and everything from crispy fish to fresh-baked veggies, and even by itself. I love eating ginger scallion noodles as is, but this time I paired it with some juicy pan seared chicken breasts.
I love when I stumble upon recipes featuring ingredients like lemon, ginger, honey, and garlic because I love those types of flavors! So you bet I was super excited when I found this recipe for Lemon Ginger Chicken from Snixy Kitchen!
Continue reading for the full recipe and step-by-step pics…
I love when Pioneer Woman puts the word “simple” in the recipes, because they really are simple! Simple in every way possible, and that also means simple, easy, and accessible ingredients! I love you PW!
These sesame noodles are so good! Very light and refreshing in my opinion…kinda doesn’t make sense right because the main suspects in this dish are carbs and oil lol. But somehow, everything just blends together perfectly and doesn’t make you feel yucky.
For the sesame dressing, you’ll need: soy sauce, sesame oil, canola oil (I switched this for healthier grape seed oil), chili oil, rice vinegar, sugar, and lots of garlic cloves. Whisk everything together and you will get the most delicious sesame dressing ever!
I also threw in lots of red pepper flakes for extra spice because for some odd reason my chili oil was not spicy at all! For noodles, you can use any kind that you have available. Usually I would recommend using an Asian noodle for flavors like this, but good ‘ol spaghetti works really well. I used the Trader Joe’s brand for spaghetti and it was super delicious! If you there is a Trader Joe’s near you, I highly suggest you try it with the Trader Joe’s spaghetti (it’s the 99¢ one) because the their noodles are a bit thicker and a have good chew to it.
This is the type of dish were you really need to taste and adjust to your liking because I added a lot of chili oil and tons of red pepper flakes! I was aiming to achieve spice that I felt was lacking but also retain that toasty sesame flavor.
I love these noodles!! These are served best when at room temp. For leftovers, these are so good out of the fridge (my fave) or piping hot out of the microwave (bf’s fave). PW’s sesame noodles are now on my list of go-to easy no-fuss meals, right along side my all-time fave ginger scallion noodles.
Do you have an easy noodle recipe that you always gravitate towards? Please do share because I would love to try your favorite noodles!
Be on the lookout for my final dish of my three part date night series featuring lemon ginger chicken from Snixy Kitchen :)
Until next time, have a wonderful day! xoxo, kat
Simple Sesame Noodles (from Pioneer Woman)
- 12 ounces, spaghetti noodles, cooked And drained
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 3 teaspoon hot chili oil
- 4 tablespoons grape seed oil
- 3 whole green onions, sliced thin
- red pepper flakes (optional)
- Whisk all ingredients (except noodles and green onions) together in a bowl.
- Taste and adjust ingredients as needed.
- Pour sauce over warm noodles and toss to coat.
- Sprinkle with green onions and toss.
I hope everyone is having a fantastic start to a great weekend! It’s Mother’s Day weekend! What are you plans? Mine just includes family dinner, pretty boring huh?
Here’s a recap of my past week in photos:
Monday started off with this…
These were my favorite munchies throughout the week…
And this color made me happy…
I even got to squeeze in a little bro & sis time…
A special he cooks, she eats moment (recipe here)…
Look mom! I found the world’s tiniest scissors!
My week ended with date night…
Phew, quite a week in food! Hope you had just of a great week as I did! :)
I’m dedicating today’s post to my boyfriend! Thank you for the past 1,077 days (SE ± 5 days, hehe :) Only a month away from the big 3! This one’s for you :)
Have a wonderful weekend!
ps, who are you dedicating the weekend too? and if so, which song? :)
Ahhh another Pinterest find! I can spend hours upon hours pinning delicious discoveries, actually I do! And all these said delicious discoveries go right onto my now very organized boards. Yes, I am pretty proud of myself. How do you organize your Pinterest boards? Perhaps we can swap tips? :)
These oh-so yummy lasagna rolls came from the mastermind behind Cooking Classy. Please check her out, her recipes are so amazing! I’ve practically pinned everything she’s ever made! With that said, I am so happy I finally got the opportunity to make something from Cooking Classy. I wanted to make these lasagna rolls ever since I stumbled upon them and since it was rainy and gloomy all week in LA, I figured lasagna would be the ultimate comfort food for date night.
I was a bit worried at first because I’ve never boiled lasagna noodles and I was terrified of them falling or breaking apart during the cooking/handling process but it turned out being a lot less stressful than I thought. I think these lasagna rolls take a little bit more effort than my all-time favorite Paula Deen Lot’s O’Meat Lasagna but it’s so worth it! I did tweak the recipe around to suit our tastes, but nothing drastic…just a add more/take out kinda thing.
Let’s get started with the best part, the meat sauce!
Heat a large skillet with some olive oil, and brown some ground along with one diced onion….
Once the beef is nice and browned, add in crushed tomatoes and minced garlic (lots!!). Season with lots of s+p (heavy of the p), a smidge of crushed red pepper flakes, and tons of oregano.
I omitted the food processing part only because I love my meat sauce nice and chunky! Anyways, let the sauce simmer over low heat and be sure to taste test along the way! I caught by boyfriend helping himself to a few rounds of taste testing :)
A few date nights back (okay, a lot of date nights back…so behind on blogging this!) we made homemade pasta noodles for date night! Actually, he was the one doing all the teaching! For Valentine’s Day, I got him a pasta machine because one of his resolutions this year was to learn to make pasta! And he actually did it prior to the pasta machine, but it was thick because he was using a makeshift rolling-pin. Anyways, making your own noodles is a lot of fun and I think it’s a great activity for at home date nights!
A great tip for beginners (like me) suggested by my boyfriend is to use an extra large mixing bowl for mixing the eggs and flour together. Pour the flour into the mixing bowl and form a well for the eggs.
Using a fork, break the yolks…
Such a wonderful weekend!! Can it please stay this way for as long as possible? :)
Started my Sunday off with a plate of my ginger scallion noodles + meatballs!
Hope you’re all enjoying the latter part of the weekend! It’s a bit gloomy outside but it also makes the perfect excuse for cuddle time :)
ps. Oh dear, I apologize if you’re seeing this a second or third time! It seems WordPress for Android had a bit of a brain fart :)