Cold Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles
I love to eat Asian food. I love it even more if I can make my own that’s healthy and made with natural and organic ingredients . I have experimented with SEVERAL different recipes for noodles. These Cold Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles are by FAR, the best I have ever made! They are SASSY! They have the perfect blend of spice, heat, salt, and sweetness. In minutes, you can be slurping down this goodness. I also like this recipe because it can be customized to make it more substantial for a main course EASILY. Add in a protein of your choice and/ or some veggies, Make it a full meal. Or, you can make this for a delicious, satisfying side dish.
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Here’s what you need:
- 8oz soba or udon noodles (soba noodles are made with buckwheat flour, udon noodles are made with wheat flour)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter , can be chunky or smooth
- 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
- 1/4 cup tamari sauce (this is a soy sauce made without the addition of wheat- gluten free)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1-2 serrano chilies, depending on the amount of heat you desire
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled
- 1 large garlic clove
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds, plus some for a garnish
- 2 scallions, chopped
Here’s what you do:
- Follow the directions on the package of noodles you are using. Most directions are similar to boiling the noodles in a pot of water for about 6-8 minutes, or until tender. Drain and rinse under cold water until cooled, draining all the water out again. Put in a large mixing bowl.
- In a blender, mix together the peanut butter, rice vinegar, tamari, water, sesame oil, chiles, ginger, and garlic. Blend together until smooth. Add additional water of the sauce is too thick, You want the sauce to be thick but just thin enough to mix with the noodles.
- Add the peanut mixture to the noodles in a big mixing bowl. Add in the sesame seeds. MIx well to incorporate all ingredients.
- Garnish with extra sesame seeds and scallions.
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