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April 6, 2009 / Tony

Spicy Peanut and Sesame Noodles

Spicy Peanut and Sesame Noodles


In another attempt to use spicy food as a labor-inducer, I modified this recipe for Katelyn to come up with this:

Spicy Peanut and Sesame Noodles

about 9 oz. dried Asian noodles

3 T sesame oil

2 T freshly minced ginger

3 garlic cloves, minced

6 T bottled teriyaki sauce

2 T fresh lime juice

2 T sriracha

2 T peanut butter

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper

1 cup thinly sliced green onion

toasted sesame seeds, for garnish

Cook noodles in a large pot of salted water till al dente.  Drain and return the noodles to the same pot.  Mix in 1 T of sesame oil.

In a small bowl, whisk together the teriyaki sauce, lime juice, sriracha, peanut butter, and crushed red pepper.  Set aside.

Heat the remaining sesame oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Add the ginger and garlic.  Saute until they begin to sizzle.  Add the teriyaki sauce mixture and simmer for 30 seconds.  Add the noodles and the green onions (or put the sauce and green onions into the pot).  Season with salt and pepper.  Serve with a liberal amount of sesame seeds as a garnish.

If you look at the original, the main difference is the additions of peanut butter and a lot more heat.  I more than doubled the spiciness by doubling the amount of sriracha (it was chili-garlic sauce in the original) and adding some crushed red pepper.  It was plenty hot-I had some beads of sweat upon my brow and Katelyn drank two large glasses of milk while eating her small bowl of noodles.  But it was tasty as well.  The peanut butter and sesame seeds were nutty and the teriyaki gave the dish some depth and saltiness.  I think I’ll make it again. . . even if Katelyn’s not pregnant.


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  1. katelynb / Apr 7 2009 4:53 pm

    these noodles were awesome! “Smokin Hot” would be an understatement.. I had a hard time handling the heat in my bowl of noodles but I did it, and my lips, tongue, maybe even teeth were on fire! Still… no success.. uuurrrgg!! While a little (or a lot of) extra spice may not be moving this baby along, I’m sure enjoying the trials with food!

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