Sesame noodles

This three-step dish is easy to make, can be served cold, and is always perfect to bring to a picnic.

Chinese food 311 (photo credit: Courtesy)
Chinese food 311
(photo credit: Courtesy)
Makes 6 to 8 servings
1 (16-ounce) package linguine
6 cloves garlic, minced
6 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons safflower oil
6 tablespoons rice vinegar
6 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons sesame oil
1-2tablespoons hot Chinese chili sauce or crushed red pepper flakes
6 scallion, sliced
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

1. Cook linguine according to package directions, drain and transfer to a large serving bowl.
2. Combine garlic, sugar, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, sesame oil, and chili sauce in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
3. Pour over linguine, tossing to coat. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds.