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Asian Noodles with Peanut Butter and Chilies

What you need: 

1 pound dried soba noodles or spaghetti
1/8 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2-1 tablespoon sweetener
1 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1-3 tablespoons spicy red chili sauce
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
8 green onions, sliced
handful chopped peanuts, to garnish, optional

What you do: 

1. Cook noodles in large pot of boiling, salted water until just tender. For sauce, whisk sesame oil, soy sauce, sweetener, vinegar, chili sauce, and peanut butter.
2. Drain and rinse noodles when done. Using tongs, toss noodles with sauce.
3. Add cilantro and green onions. Garnish with peanuts, if desired.
This can be served cold or hot.

Preparation Time: 
10 minutes, Cooking time: 15-20 minutes
Cooking Time: 
15-20 minutes
Servings: 
6
Recipe Category: 

SO HOW'D IT GO?

Oh boy this is good!!
I used olive oil and didn't measure anything.

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I love it! It's so easy to make and so tasty. I love peanut butter, so of course I had to try it. My recipe didn't come as creamy as the pasta on the picture, but it's just because I didn't make as much and just guessed the amount of each ingredients. It's definitely a recipe that I would make on a regular basis. ;)b

;)b  I never measure either..so sometimes if I want it creamier, I just add a little water (or broth)! I'm sure more coconut milk would help also. But water always works for me since there's already so much great flavor hangin' out in there.  :)

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I love it! It's so easy to make and so tasty. I love peanut butter, so of course I had to try it. My recipe didn't come as creamy as the pasta on the picture, but it's just because I didn't make as much and just guessed the amount of each ingredients. It's definitely a recipe that I would make on a regular basis. ;)b

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OMG this was so good!  I made it last night and highly recommend it to everyone!  The flavor of the sesame oil blended really well with the PB.  I made a double batch of the sauce and there was not a drop left at the end of dinner.  I also added some crushed red pepper to spice it up even more and I didn't have cilantro on hand so I left it out.  I served it with tofu and stir-fried asian veggies...this will definitely be a staple recipe for me!

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Yay! Next time you'll have to use sesame oil..it's a great part of the dish!  ;)b  :)
Thanks Quintess! : )

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I loved this recipe & so did my omni hubby!  As suggested by Allychristine, I added coconut milk.

I had no sesame oil, so I added a dash of toasted sesame seeds to vegetable oil (as a replacement).

For a bit more texture I tossed some of the peanuts for garnish into the sauce since all I had was creamy peanut butter. A chunky peanut butter would be great for this dish, I think.

I also decreased salt to 'a dash'. I would also reduce the noodles next time. I didn't have any cilantro, but instead added garnishes of flaked red pepper, chopped unsalted peanuts and the chopped green onlon as stated in the recipe.

I prefer my asian dishes it a bit spicy, so the garnishes above toppings worked nicely to add a bit of heat, but without overwhelming the flavor of the sauce.

I loved this tasty dish!  ;)b

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This looks too yummy!!!! Your picture looks good enough to eat.... ;)b

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Ok, to be more specific, and make some modifications, when I just made this I used less than a lb of whole wheat spaghetti (you would have to make more sauce for more pasta), the stated amount of sesame oil and soy, 1 tbs florida crystals, 1.5 tbs balsamic, I think less than 2 tsps salt would work, I didn't have any cilantro (it's great in it, though), used 4 green onions, 2 tbs sriracha, 3 tbs peanut butter, and added 1/4 green bell pepper, 1/2 a lime, and a few tbs coconut milk. Great flavor!  ;)b

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This would also be great with some added coconut milk-for a creamier sauce.  ;)b

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