Asian Noodles with Semi Spicy Peanut Sauce, Lime, and Cilantro

Are you so over the sweets?   Me too! I’m ready for something WITHOUT confectioner’s sugar and marshmallow creme.  I’m craving salt, ginger, citrus, quick, and easy, and I don’t want to cook for at least two evenings.    

Found this DELICIOUS recipe over at Spices and Spackle. I had to adjust the heat a little for my daughter, and I know how quickly commercial peanut butter can ruin Asian sauces, so here’s my version of her version.

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Noodles and Company Indonesian Peanut Sauté:

serves 4 hungry people, 3 people for 2 days, or 8 side servings

You’ll need:

1 pound rice noodles (check the Asian section for a cello. pkg of white/clear-ish looking noodles)

1 cup vegetable broth
5+ heaping tablespoons of creamy peanut butter
2 teaspoons Sriracha (Rooster) Sauce, double it if you like heat
3 tablespoons honey
6 tablespoons lite soy sauce
2 tablespoons fresh minced ginger
5 cloves garlic minced

2 cups chopped broccoli
1/2 of a red cabbage, thinly sliced
1 1/2 cup shoestring carrots

2 limes wedges per person per serving (just get 3 limes)
cilantro, chopped

Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain them and return to pot, cover to keep warm.

While the noodles are cooking, make the sauce….IMG_2396

Mix the next 7 ingredients in a small saucepot and cook over medium low heat until. After a bit, check to see if you want to add more peanut butter.

In a large sauté pan or skillet, heat a few tablespoons of evoo, and cook the vegetables until they just begin to soften.IMG_2394

Turn off the heat. Add the sauce and then the noodles to the skillet and combine.

Plate noodles with 2 lime wedges and a generous garnishing of the cilantro.

My teens and The Hubbers LOVED this!  

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4 responses to “Asian Noodles with Semi Spicy Peanut Sauce, Lime, and Cilantro

  1. Noreen

    Glad you liked it! A little more work than picking up Noodles & Co, but definitely worth it!

  2. sounds and looks delicious, I’ll definitely have to try this recipe!

    http://www.theprettydish.com

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