Veggies: Broccoli florets, diced carrots, sliced mushrooms, etc.
Proteins: Small diced chicken, tofu, steak, or shrimp
1 additional tablespoon minced garlic for each item
1 additional tablespoon butter for each item
Boil a large pot of salted water and cook linguine. Drain about a minute before you think they’re done.
While the noodles are cooking, whisk together the soy sauce, teriyaki, and sugar.
If using chicken or another protein, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large pan over medium high. Saute 1 tablespoon minced garlic for a few seconds, then add protein. Stir fry for a few minutes or cooked through. Set aside.
If using veggies, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large pan over medium high. Saute 1 tablespoon minced garlic for a few seconds, then add veggies. Stir fry, in batches if necessary, for a few minutes until veggies are crisp-tender and have a little color. Set aside.
Melt remaining butter and saute remaining garlic. Add noodles, any proteins and veggies, and sauce.
Toss to combine.
Turn off heat and drizzle in sesame oil. Toss one more time. Serve in bowls topped with green onions and sesame seeds. Consume with chopsticks for 10 bonus points.