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The Best Peanut-Sesame Noodles The World Has Ever Tasted

November 16, 2016

In these trying times, one searches for comfort everywhere. Do we eat our feelings? Maybe.

These peanut-sesame noodles are super nourishing, slightly impressive and just all-around delicious. I thought a peanut sauce would be way harder, but this recipe is stupid-easy. Technically, you could make the peanut sauce in a blender, just whip it up. Yet, for some reason, I like to heat it on the stove and whisk until it gets super thick. Also, you have many options-you can serve cold, garnish with cilantro (definitely do this), add a squirt of lime (do this also), sprinkle with sesame seeds (yep, you guessed it- do this too.) Could also add scallions, but sometimes I find these too overbearing taste- wise.

I’ve only made this with spaghetti because that seems to be what we always have on hand in the house, but really any noodle variation would work-this sauce is super peanuty so could cover a piece of cardboard and make it nutty delicious (you get the idea.)

The Best Peanut-Sesame Noodles The World Has Ever Tasted

You Will Need:

  • Whatever noodle of choice (spaghetti or linguine works or you could do a rice noodle.)
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • ¼ cup coconut milk
  • ¼ cup water
  • red chili flakes to taste
  • Optional garnish options that aren’t really optional because you should use them all-handful of cilantro, sprinkle of sesame seeds and a squirt of lime.

Boil your noodle of choice and drain, set aside.

In a pan over medium-low heat or in blender combine all ingredients; add water last. Blend or whisk until smooth. Toss noodles with peanut sauce until they are completely 100% coated. Can chill to serve cold or eat warm. I like to garnish with a squirt of lime, a handful of cilantro and sprinkle with sesame seeds and you should really follow my lead here.

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