*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                     Cold Oriental Noodles With Peanut Sauce
 
 Recipe By     : Lemlin, Jeanne. Quick Vegetarian Pleasures (1992)
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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        1  lb            spaghettini                                           
        4  Tbsp          Oriental sesame oil                                   
      1/2  c             natural-style peanut butter                           
      1/3  c             tamari soy sauce                                      
        3  Tbsp          Chinese rice wine, or sherry                          
        1  Tbsp          water                                                 
    1 1/2  Tbsp          rice vinegar, or other vinegar                        
        1  Tbsp          vegetable oil                                         
        1  Tbsp          light brown sugar -- firmly packed                    
        3  cloves        garlic -- minced                                      
        1  tsp           fresh ginge -- minced                                 
      1/2  tsp           crushed red pepper flakes 
 			--(or less for a milder version)
        1                cucumber peeled & cut lengthwise -- thinly sliced     
 
 Cook the spaghettini al dente. Drain and rinse under cold water. Drain very
 well again. With your hands, toss the noodles with 2 tablespoons of the sesame
 oil.  Cover and chill until ready to combine with the peanut sauce, or up to
 24 hours.
 
 To make the sauce, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons sesame oil with all the
 other ingredients except the cucumber and scallions. Beat until well mixed.
 The sauce can be kept in the refrigerator, covered, up to 24 hours before
 using.
 
 Just before serving, gently toss the noodles with the sauce, cucumbers, and
 half the scallions. Garnish with the remaining scallion
 
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 NOTES : Serves 4 as a main course.