Spicy Peanut Noodles

Quick and easy, this dish also makes great leftovers (if there are, in fact, any leftovers). It is also tasty served both hot or cold.


  • 1/3 C peanut butter
  • 3 T soy sauce
  • Juice from 3 limes (about 1/8 C)
  • 2-4 T Sambal Oelek (ground fresh chili)
  • 1 T ginger, minced
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Other Ingredients:

  • about 4 oz. udon noodles (You could also use fettucine or spaghetti noodles)
  • sliced or cut vegetables (julienned carrots, cucumber, green pepper), thinly sliced scallions and jalepeños
  • 1/2 C chopped cilantro

Top with:

  • crushed roasted peanuts
  • basil


In a large bowl, add sauce ingredients. Whisk until combined. Add water if sauce is too thick. Cook and drain noodles according to package directions then add to bowl. Add veggies and cilantro. Toss to combine. Serve immediately, topped with roasted peanuts and anything else you think would be good! And holy cow, don’t forget the wine!

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