Monday, January 18, 2010

Udon Noodles with Spicy Peanut Ginger Sauce

I was looking online for udon noodle recipes that were spicy and I came upon this recipe , I am making it however without meat and using tofu instead, I also had no bean sprouts so I also left them out, along with the chili oil, which I subbed out with some garlic pepper sauce. I subbed out the almond butter for peanut butter and left out the vinegar. It is spicy, with a hint of ginger. I really enjoyed it. Here is the recipe that I made....

 Udon Noodles with Spicy Peanut Ginger Sauce

  • 2 sleeves prepared udon noodles
  • 1 tbsp. garlic pepper sauce
  • 4 tbsp. teriyaki sauce
  • 1 lime, juiced (one tbsp.)
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 2 tsp. dry ginger
  • 1 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 2 cups Napa cabbage, shredded
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbs sesame seeds
Combine ingredients from Teriyaki Sauce to crushed red pepper in a small bowl.
Cook 2 sleeves udon in boiling water for 8 minutes, drain and rinse with cold water.
Combine sesame seed oil and vegetable oil.
 If you happen to have some tofu, cut into triangles and cook on medium until browned on both sides.

Saute garlic cloves in oil mixture

Add your carrots and the Napa cabbage, stir fry on medium high until lightly wilted.
Add your noodles.

Mix in sauce and half of the chopped cilantro.
Serve with tofu and garnish with remaining cilantro and sesame seeds.