This brings me to a interesting topic; secret recipes. I don't believe in them. I think recipes are to be shared and passed along. In my mind there is only one reason a recipe should ever be kept secret; if said recipe holder intends on making money with said recipe. But if you don't own a restaurant, plan on publishing a recipe book, or intend on mass producing and marketing the product...for goodness sake people...pass it on!!
Now I understand why Michelle wouldn't give me the recipe, her friend was indeed making money with the recipe.
COLD SESAME NOODLES
(Recipe from Martha Stewart)
16 oz. Japanese noodles (udon or soba) or spaghetti noodles
8 oz. snow peas, slivered lengthwise
1 red bell pepper, cut into long thin strips
½ C. smooth peanut butter
2 garlic cloves
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed
¼ C. soy sauce
¼ C. rice vinegar
1/3 C. warm water
2 T. toasted sesame oil
¼ t. salt
1. Cook noodles according to package directions, then rain and rise with cold water.
2. In a large bowl, combine pasta with snow peas and red pepper.
3. In a blender puree peanut butter, garlic, jalapeno, soy sauce, vinegar, water, sesame oil and salt.
4. Pour the dressing over the noodles mix. Toss to coat.
5. Serve chilled or at room temperature.