Growing Out On A Limb

Peanut Noodles

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I’m not sure how I came across this recipe but I’ve made it several times since – it is quick and easy to do after work and, most importantly, Oliver-approved. 

I usually omit the chili flakes for fear of getting too many and ruining it for Oliver.  And I’m experimenting a bit with it:  last night I added carrots (julienned and cooked with the onions) and finely-chopped spinach (added with ginger – it really just needs to wilt a bit).  Brian didn’t even notice!  I think you could dress this up in a million different ways. 

Here is my spin on the recipe (original here at 


8 ounces instant noodles (or spaghetti)

1 small onion, diced

2 tbsp sesame oil

1/2 tsp minced fresh ginger root

1/3 cup peanut butter

1/4 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup hot water

1 tbsp cider vinegar

1 tsp white sugar

1/4 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)


Cook noodles or pasta in a large pot of boiling water.  Drain. 

Meanwhile, mMix peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes. 

Combine oil and onions in a small skillet.  Saute over low heat until tender.  Add ginger; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes.  Add the peanut butter/soy sauce mixture and mix.  Remove from heat. 

Toss noodles with the sauce and serve. 

Sorry, no picture!  Oliver We were too anxious to eat.


Author: furrychocolates

30-something living in New Brunswick, Canada. Married with two adorable boys, piano player and teacher, curler, and enjoy all types of sewing and crafting.

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