Favorite Peanut Noodles

To use the word favorite in a recipe title is big. I’ve worked on and perfected this recipe for a couple of months (my family doesn’t seem to mind.) The fun thing about this recipe is its versatility. You can add any vegetables you want or leave them out. You like chicken? Great. You like pork? Great. Shrimp you say? Perfect. Add whatever protein you have on hand or make it vegan. Its up to you. Let’s get started.

I like to look at my ingredient list and get everything out at the same time. It saves me from making the big trip (3 steps) to the pantry 20 times.

When I make this sauce I add everything to a microwaveable container with a lid.

This is what the peanut butter should look like after you nuke it for 30 seconds.079

Have you ever made your own hoisin sauce? So easy: maple syrup, Chinese 5 spice, oil, garlic, and red miso. 080


Shake it up after all ingredients are added.091

I made this batch vegan with only roasted veggies. The above is my favorite combination: mushrooms, carrots, broccoli, and green onion.098

I love Trader Joe’s fresh noodles. I usually make a double batch of these noodles because there is nothing better than peanut noodle leftovers.

Favorite Peanut Noodles

Serves 4

1/3 cup peanut butter

2 tbsp hoisin

juice of 1 lime

2 tbsp soy sauce

2 tsp of mirin

1 tsp sesame oil

2 tsp rice vinegar

14 to 16 oz noodles (linguine or udon work well, fresh or dried)

Get the water started for the noodles.

Add the peanut butter to a microwaveable container with a lid. Microwave for 30 seconds, until it gets ooozy. Add the remaining ingredients (except the noodles) to the jar and shake until combined.

At this point, your water should be ready. Add your noodles to the water and cook as directed. Do not overcook because no one wants gummy noodles. When noodles are al dente, drain and immediately add to a large bowl with the sauce and any veggies or protein.* Use tongs to combine.

*You will have extra sauce if you choose not to add veggies or protein.



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