Both sweet and savory … these delicious noodles take minutes to prepare and make a great side to an Asian-inspired meal or, as we did, serve with fresh Dungeness crab and garlic bread. (One can never have enough garlic in my opinion!) Grocery Outlet doesn’t sell fresh crab, but they do feature an amazing ocean caught salmon that would be terrific with a miso-soy glaze. Hubby says he could easily eat just a big bowl of the noodles all by themselves … they are THAT good!
The cost is about $1.50 per person and most of these ingredients I keep on hand. If you like a bit of spice, you can substitute some of the sesame oil with chili oil, or just serve it on the side for guests to add to their own desired level of heat.
Tips when cooking pasta: Make sure there is plenty of cold, salted water so that as it expands it has room to move about the pot. Add the pasta when it is fully boiling, not before, or you will get mushy noodles. Don’t add oil to the water when boiling; it shouldn’t stick together if you started with enough water, and adds a coating of oil that might conflict with the sauce you are using or make it overly oily. Don’t rinse the noodles, just drain. The starch helps the sauce adhere to the pasta. Finally, don’t overcook. The best timer is your teeth. It should have a very slight firmness when bit into. If you are adding a heated sauce, it will continue to slightly cook the pasta, and in this recipe, the cooked noodles go into an already hot skillet.
- 8 oz angel hair pasta
- 4 tablespoons butter
- 8 garlic cloves, finely diced
- 6 green onions, thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 3 tablespoons hoison sauce (you could also use oyster sauce, but I prefer the slightly sweeter taste of hoison)
- Whisk the soy sauce, sesame oil and hoison sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
- Bring a large pot of cold, salted water to a rolling boil and cook until al dente (generally 6 – 8 minutes).
- While the pasta cooks, melt the butter in a large skillet until bubbly and add the garlic and the green onions (reserving a small amount for garnish) and saute until they are fragrant and just beginning to brown (about 2 minutes).
- Remove the skillet from the heat, add the drained pasta and and toss.
- Pour the bowl of sauce on top and mix well to fully coat the pasta.
- Garnish with reserved green onions and serve immediately.
Go To Tuesdays are weekly recipes from products purchased at the Alameda Grocery Outlet, 730 Buena Vista Ave.
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