(Yield: 4 to 5 servings)
1 cup Kikkoman Soy Sauce
1/2 - 1/3 cup Kikkoman Sesame Oil
1/4 cup red wine vinegar AND 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
or 1/2 cup Kikkoman Rice Vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
3 - 4 cloves garlic, crushed, or more to taste
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated
1 lb. thin linguine
1 bunch scallions, sliced thinly into 2" pieces
NOTE: This makes a tangy side dish, good for a cold meal, BBQ or picnic. You can mix the dressing ahead of time and keep in the fridge indefinitely. Be sure to use the flavorful dark-colored sesame oil not the light-colored sesame oil which is designed to be used in cooking. Since the noodles are hot when dressed they will absorb the dressing quickly so don't let it sit more than an hour, then drain so it doesn't get soggy.
Recipe submitted by Jess Selin-Williams, Fort Meyer, VA, Winner of the 2004 "Best of the Base" Recipe Contest.