Hey guys! How’s everyone’s Monday going??
So today I was home at my parents house and decided to whip up a quick batch of cold spicy peanut noodles. I realized that this is a super easy (and super delicious!) recipe that I have been making for years and hence, I am going to share it with you all today!
(Pardon the wrinkles in the tablecloth, it was crazy windy out today and I couldn’t get the tablecloth to lie still no matter how many stones I put on it!!)
Anyway, I have never actually used a recipe for this dish before, so having to measure it all out was new to me. I am very much someone who doesn’t love to follow recipes, because it’s just so much more fun to do it all by taste in my opinion! (Can you tell that I’m not a professional chef??)
For this recipe, I use Ramen Noodles (minus the spice pack) as the noodle base. I just realized that in all my life, I have only ever had Ramen without the spice pack, like in recipes like this. I guess it’s because I’m not down with all that sodium!
The recipe I wrote out uses 4 packages of Ramen because I was making this for my parents and myself. If you wanted to make half or 1/4 of this amount, just divide up the recipe!
So without further ado..
Cold Spicy Peanut Noodles
4 packages Ramen Noodles
1 C chunky organic peanut butter
3 T lemon juice
2 T soy sauce
1 T white wine vinegar
2 t garlic powder
1/2 t sesame oil
1/4-1/2 t cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like it!)
Hot sauce to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
Chives for garnish
Sesame seeds for garnish
(TIP about organic PB: I like to store my organic peanut butter upside down so that when I’m ready to use it and open it for the first time, all of the oil has dissipated throughout the jar as opposed to sitting at the top waiting to make a mess the second you stick a spoon in it!)
Boil a pot of water and cook your noodles like you usually would, I think Ramen cooks for like 3 minutes and then it’s done? Again, I never use an exact time, I just test it and take it off the stove when it tastes done.
While the water is boiling and noodles are cooking, mix together all of the ingredients except for your chives and sesame seeds, which are garnishes. After all of the ingredients are mixed together, I like to add some water to the sauce until it’s nice and smooth, and not super sticky and peanut butter-y. I usually can tell that I’ve added enough water when the sauce is a light tan, so pretty much it’s a totally different color that the PB that I started with.
When the noodles are done cooking, I run them under COLDDD water so that they cool down and are nice and chilly. Add the sauce to the noodles, stir well, garnish, and you’re good to go!
While I was taking these pictures outside on the patio, my pup Astro was reallyyyyy interested in getting some noodles for himself! Its obvious he was trying to look extra cute so he would get what he wanted.
After not-so-patiently waiting, Astro finally got his peanut noodles.
Let me know if you think this recipe could use any other ingredients, I’m always down to spice things up! 😉
Have a great night everyone!!