Spicy Asian Noodles

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Chinese-style spicy noodles make a great addition to any menu.

Recipe courtesy of Chef Eric Cartwright, University of Missouri


  • 5 1/2 lbs. Barilla® Linguine
  • 3 Tbsp. red pepper flakes
  • 10 tsp. olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 6 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup sesame oil
  • 10 oz. rice wine vinegar
  • 8 oz. soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups sliced green onions
  • as needed pepper
  • 3/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 24 sprigs fresh cilantro


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for 2 minutes less than the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some vegetable oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

Stir together the red pepper flakes, 8 tsp. oil, and the tomato paste. Set aside.
Stir together the sesame oil, vinegar, soy sauce, and sugar. Set aside.
Combine the ginger and garlic. Set aside.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Heat a bit of olive oil in a large saute or wok over high heat. Add about 1 tsp. garlic-ginger mixture and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add about 1 Tbsp. green onions and cook for 15 seconds. Add about 1 tsp. pepper-tomato paste and cook for 30 seconds, until the paste begins to brown. Stir the sesame oil mixture and add 2 Tbsp. to the pan. Season with pepper and add 1 3/4 cup noodles. Toss until heated through. Plate and garnish with 1 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds and 1 sprig cilantro.

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  • Linguine
  • Spaghetti
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 (765g)
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 485
Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g
Saturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 121mg
Total Carbohydrate 84g
Dietary Fiber 12g
Sugars 8g
Protein 15g

Vitamin A 6%
Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 2%
Iron 19%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.