Great Vegan Sauce
From: georgeh@sco.COM (George Hoffer)
Here is a sesame sauce that goes great with noodles and
vegetables. The idea is to make noodles such as udon, spaghetti,
or soba; steam vegetables, such as broccoli, carrots, or zuccini;
and then when the noodles and vegetables are done, mix the
vegetables and noodles together and add the sauce. If you use an
8 ounce (225 grams) package of noodles and a pound of vegetables,
you can feed four.
As a sequence, I get the water boiling for the noodles and then
wash and prepare the vegetables for steaming. Once the
vegetables are steaming, I make the sauce. Generally, the water
boils about the time the sauce completes and then I put the
noodles in the water, set the table, and 10 minutes later, it's
time to eat.
Mix together (I use a Cuisinart):
2 Ounces (50 ml) tamari (soy sauce or shoyu)
2 Ounces (50 ml) roasted sesame oil
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) tahini or peanut butter
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) Chinese black vinegar (vinegar with sorghum, rice,
millet, salt, and sugar). I use "Greatwall" brand.
1 1/2 Tablespoons (23 ml) honey
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) minced fresh garlic
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) minced fresh ginger root
1 Tablespoon (15 ml) hot sesame oil
2 Tablespoons (30 ml) roasted sesame seeds
Dilute to desired thickness with apple juice, garnish with 2
tablespoons (30 ml) chopped green onion tops.