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Peanut Sauce Udon Noodles



Prep Time: 10 min Cooking Time: 15 - 20 min Servings: 6 – 8 servings


Peanut udon noodles: the perfect excuse to slurp your way to peanut butter heaven without any judgment. These thick and chewy noodles coated in a creamy, nutty sauce will have you saying "udon know how much I love this!" They are typically cooked until they are soft and tender, and then tossed with a sauce made from peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger.


The result is a savory and slightly sweet dish that is perfect for lunch, dinner, or even as a snack. Peanut udon noodles can be enjoyed hot or cold, and can be customized with additional toppings such as scallions, cilantro, or sesame seeds.


Sure, you might end up with a bit of sauce on your face, but hey, that's just evidence of a delicious meal. So go ahead, grab a pair of chopsticks and get ready to indulge in some seriously slurp-tastic peanut udon goodness.


Ingredients:

360g Udon Noodles

1 Medium Onion, sliced

1 Medium Carrot, sliced

2 Cups Cabbage, sliced

1 Pepper (Red, Yellow, Orange), sliced

8 oz Mushrooms, sliced

4 Scallions/Spring Onions, chopped

4 Garlic Cloves, minced

1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger, minced

1 – 2 Limes

2 - 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil


Peanut Sauce:

4 Tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter

3 Tbsp Dark Soy Sauce

3 Tbsp Sesame Oil

1 Lime, Freshly Squeezed

2 tsp Caster Sugar (or Sugar Substitute)


Toppings (Optional):

Handful of Peanuts (Unsalted or Salted)

Sesame Seeds

Chili Flakes


Directions:

Over medium heat, add the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and the Onions. Sauté for 3 – 4 minutes.


While the Onions are cooking, bring a pot of water to a boil and add the Udon Noodles. Let them cook for 8 minutes or until Noodles are at there desired texture.


Add the Mushrooms, Garlic, Ginger, Carrots, Cabbage, and Red Pepper. Sauté for another 4 – 5 minutes.



Combine the Peanut Butter, Soy Sauce, Sugar, Juice from 1 Lime and Sesame Oil.


Add the Sauce and Noodles to the pan. Sauté for 3 – 4 minutes


Remove the pan from the heat. Stir in Scallions/Spring Onions.



Top with Crushed Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, and Chili Flakes.


Add a slice of Lime to each serving.


Enjoy!



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