Ginger Scallion Noodles

These quick, flavorful noodles with ginger and scallions will rival any take-out variety. Add a soft-boiled egg or sliced chicken for a simple and quick week-night dinner. This recipe serves two.  

Ingredients: 

  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil (vegetable or canola will also work)
  • 1 large bunch of green onions, sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons of roughly chopped cilantro
  • 2 Tablespoons of ginger, finely minced
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon chopped shallots
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 crushed red chile pepper or 1 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • kosher salt to taste
  • 10 ounces noodles of your choice, cooked according to package directions and drained (see note

Instructions: 

  1. Heat up the grapeseed oil in a saucepan over high heat until the oil is hot
  2. Add the green onions, cilantro, ginger, garlic and shallots at once. Stir the ingredients quickly, to coat them in the hot oil, and immediately take the pan off the heat. 
  3. Add the fish sauce, sesame seed oil, rice wine vinegar, soy sauce, honey, crushed red chile pepper and salt to taste.
  4. Let sit for 15 minutes. Toss with noodles. Serve immediately.