We love Chinese food so much that we often get take-out once every weekend. While I look forward to certain dishes from our favorite place, it's always nice to be able to make something with the same flavors during the week.
I had already chosen one dish for tonight, Aromatic Noodles with Lime-Peanut Sauce, but I needed something else to go with it. So, this morning before work I decided to quickly look for a sesame marinade recipe to put some chicken in before leaving for work. I have been reading through Mark Bittman's How to Cook Everything (on loan from the library so I can decide if I really, really want it), and found a Soy-Sesame Marinade that sounded good.
Since the chicken marinated all day as it defrosted in the fridge, I only had to prepare the "peanutty" noodles. I have to say, when I took a taste of the peanut sauce... well, OH MY GOODNESS, it was so GOOD! I wasn't sure how strong the lime juice would come through, but somehow the flavors worked so well together. This one got a thumb's up from everyone in my family, so we'll be making this one again.
The marinade was very simple, yet it had a wonderful combination of flavors between the soy sauce, ginger and sesame oil. My chicken had a bit of freezer burn on it, so let's just say it was not as pretty to look at as I would have liked... so, no picture of that today. The noodles were much nicer to look at in my opinion!