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The Cooking Process:
Preparations: Getting started with this one was a breeze. I really like how Plated sends each recipe in a separated labelled plastic bag – it’s so convenient. I heated the oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. I boiled a pot of water, rinsed the spinach, sliced up the butternut squash and onion, rinsed the cilantro and chopped up the cashew nuts.
Roasting the vegetables: I added the lime, the sliced onion and butternut squash, crushed up the red pepper, added a quarter teaspoon of salt and a tablespoon of olive oil. I also added a pinch of black pepper to taste. Once it was all mixed up, I roasted it for about 30 minutes.
Cooking the noodles: The long-life noodles are really yummy. I didn’t expect that. A little salt is a good idea. I cooked the noodles for 2 minutes – 3 minutes, and then added some sesame oil to keep them separated.
Making the sesame sauce: The sesame sauce was a big hit. I already told you about the tahini, and I simply added the other ingredients like sesame oil, soy sauce, and mirin and mixed it all up really well.
Plating and serving: I mixed the noodles with the Squash, onion, spinach, black pepper and salt to finished it off beautifully. Next, I plated the sesame noodles and boy was I impressed. The smell of the sauce was so good! Creamy and with a nutty edge – thanks to the tahini. This one’s a keeper!
On a Personal Note:
This dish was very easy to make and surprisingly so yummy! To be honest, I didn’t have high expectations, because judging by the picture in the app it looked a bit too simple. I love to combine at least one veggie meal in my order so that’s why I went for this dish. The secret in this recipe is the amazing sauce added to the noodles (would never have thought adding tahini to Asian cuisine would be such a good idea). FYI, the noodles were of a high quality too. I highly recommend it! Especially for vegetarians or veggie lovers.