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Peanut Sauce for Sesame Noodles

(recipe, Katie Hickey)

Introduction

This sauce is great on shiritaki noodles as well as cold soba noodle salad. Mess around with proportions depending on your mood.

Ingredients

  1. Cooking spray
  2. 1 Tbsp. minced fresh ginger
  3. 2 garlic cloves, minced
  4. ½ medium yellow onion, thinly sliced
  5. ½ medium bell pepper, thinly sliced (omit if you want)
  6. 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  7. 2 Tbsp. fish sauce
  8. 1½ Tbsp. agave or honey
  9. 1 Tbsp. lime juice or rice vinegar (or lemon, in a pinch)
  10. 2 tsp. chili garlic sauce
  11. 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
  12. 1 tsp. sesame oil
  13. 3 Tbsp. water
  14. Chopped peanuts and scallions, to garnish

Steps

  1. First, cook whatever noodles you are using. Drain well.
  2. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add ginger and garlic, stir for 30 seconds until fragrant. Add onions and bell pepper and saute 2-3 minutes until soft.
  3. Mix in soy sauce, fish sauce, honey or agave, lime juice, and chili-garlic sauce. Reduce heat to low. Stir in peanut butter and sesame oil, and adjust consistency with water to taste. Adjust seasoning to taste as well.
  4. Mix in noodles and toss to coat. Top with peanuts and scallions. You can also mix in matchstick chopped cucumber, carrot, daikon, radish, sugar snap peas, snow peas, zucchini, etc.