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Extra Peanutty Peanut Soba Noodles

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Author SoupAddict

Ingredients

for the peanut sauce

  • 1 teaspoon olive or coconut oil
  • 1 small shallot finely chopped
  • 2 " piece fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • 1 teaspoon chili sauce*
  • 1/4 cup stock chicken or vegetable
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce soy sauce, or tamari
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons PB2 peanut butter or prepared prepared butter
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 big pinch brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts

for the noodle bowls

  • 6 ounces dried soba noodles

suggested toppings

  • green onions
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • sesame seeds
  • more chopped peanuts
  • minced cilantro

Instructions

for the peanut sauce

  • Heat the olive or coconut oil in a 2 qt (medium) sauce pan over medium heat until the oil shimmers. Add the shallots, ginger, and chili sauce, and saute until softened and fragrant (2-3 minutes). Add the broth, apple cider vinegar, and fish sauce/soy/tamari. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium low. Stir in the PB2 or peanut butter, sesame oil, and sugar, mixing well to combine. Finally, stir in the chopped peanuts.

for the noodle bowl

  • Prepare the soba noodles according to package directions, drain, and return them to the pot or to a roomy bowl. Pour half of the peanut sauce over the noodles and use tongs to turn the noodles, coating them with the sauce. Add more sauce until the noodles are satisfactorily covered in sauce.
  • Divide the noodles between two serving bowls and top with your favorite toppings.

Notes

*If your grocery store is anything like mine, you'll be confronted with several different types of "chili sauce" in the Asian/Thai section. If you already have a favorite (such as sriracha or Tobasco), go with it! My suggestion is to choose either the chili garlic sauce, which is hot, or the milder sweet chili sauce. Also, if you're a big fan of heat, don't hesitate to double or triple the quantity. My goal here was gently spicy, but do make it your own!