I was inspired to make this dish thanks to Five Ingredient Fix’s recipe for Chilled Peanut Soba Noodles. I changed a lot of elements to the preparation of this dish but it is still super easy and requires few ingredients. It has a Thai-flare to it so I thought it would be the perfect place to begin our Pan-Asian foodie adventure. As I said, no borders!
This spicy peanut sauce definitely helps me escape the February cold and takes me some place warm and beautiful.
You begin with a 1/4 cup of peanut butter, a 1/4 cup of rice vinegar and 1 tbsp of soy sauce (I recommend Tamari light) and a smidge of hot sauce. I used Sriracha and just a tiny bit because I am a wuss when it comes to heat but a little rocks.
See that little red dot? That is how much hot sauce I use.
When you first start whisking, it will look like this, awful I know! But keep whisking!
Soon it will get nice and creamy.
Just so you know, that is not enough noodles. The original recipe calls for 8 oz of noodles but I usually like more sauce than most people so I am always experimenting. Just a bit more than this would have been perfect. I used a high fibre spaghettini noodle instead of Soba noodle, they are more economical and help fill me up quickly so I do not eat too much of this dish which would be more than easy to do. I am a noodle fiend!
I like to strain the noodles, I do not rinse them and while they are hot, put them in the room temperature sauce and toss. Personally, I have had them cold like the original recipe prepares them and personally think that having them warm or at room temperature is the better way to go. I added some barbecued beef slices on top but I have made this with shrimp and chicken before so do as you please! I personally think the beef if the most tastiest version.
I want that bite right now! It is very rare that I make a dish twice in a lifetime. This dish? I make twice a week! I swear, I do. I love it. It is my perfect lunch because I can make it fast and with leftover protein from the night before. I must admit that lunch is the meal I miss the most often so I am very grateful for this recipe. For additional Thai flavouring you could add chopped peanuts, deep fried tofu, green onions…
If you follow me on Twitter or are a fan of my Facebook page, these are the spicy noodles I keep raving about! I hope you give them a shot, the sauce is perfectly balanced and if you can get just the right amount of heat and noodles, you will love these.
A delicious lunch ready in five minutes that takes me away from this cold reality gets my stamp of approval. Big time!
Debra She Who Seeks says
It looks absolutely delicious!
Does look yummy!!
The nice thing about soba noodles – gluten free 🙂 I love the variety of GF noodles – the fat rice noodles they use in Thai restaurants are esp good! & I’d like to try some with sorghum flour, one of my favorites!
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Suzie, I do believe you’ve read my mind! (Or maybe my cauldron necklace ha us psychically connected). I’ve gone gluten-free, which has me thinking about food non-stop (inevitable) and I was recalling how much I like a good peanut sauce.. I may have to wing it with what I have on hand, but yummy! Now I’m drooling. 🙂
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There’s a nice spicy peanut sauce I found on foodtv.ca before. I think it was a Bob Blumer recipe from one of his Surreal Gourmet shows. It’s a good thing I printed out a copy of the recipe because I can’t seem to find it on the site anymore. The recipe calls for a few more ingredients but the end result with soba noodles is quite yummy!
Suzie Ridler says
I just wanted to write an update and say that I am STILL making these noodles a couple of times a week, I love them that much. Unlike the original recipe, I never eat these cold. Always hot and I love to add shiitake mushrooms, spinach and whatever protein I have leftover. Makes the most wonderful and fast easy lunch.
Boobookitty, wish I could see that sauce by Bob Bloomer, he has great taste and I bet it is fantastic!
I’ll look into transcribing it and emailing it to you. It’s great when it’s still warm because the peanut butter component starts to congeal a bit when it cools down. It’s still good regardless!
Suzie Ridler says
Wonderful, thank you! I am actually not one to judge a dish by its appearance. Sometimes the weirdest looking dishes taste the best and the pretty-looking ones are totally forgettable when it comes to flavour. For me, flavour comes first. Thanks so much Boobookitty! 🙂
I’m obsessed with these noodles! 😍
Suzie the Foodie says
Glad to hear I am not the only one Coco! They are so good…