Peanut, Chilli and Ginger Noodles

    25 mins

    Smooth peanut butter, honey, spicy chilli paste and fresh ginger when simmered with chicken stock produces a delicious sauce for Asian noodles. Garnish with thinly sliced spring onions and chopped peanuts. Fresh Hokkein Noodles work well with this sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 250g fresh Hokkein noodles
    • 125ml (1/2 cup) chicken stock
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons finely grated fresh ginger
    • 3 tablespoons soya sauce
    • 3 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons (20ml) honey
    • 2 teaspoons hot chilli paste (optional)
    • 3 cloves garlic, crushed
    • 4 spring onions, thinly sliced
    • 30g chopped unsalted peanuts

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

    1. Cook noodles in a large saucepan of boiling water and then drain.
    2. Meanwhile, combine stock, ginger, soya sauce, peanut butter, honey, chilli paste and garlic in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until peanut butter melts and heats through. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
    3. Toss through noodles using 2 spoons. Garnish with spring onions and peanuts.

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    I love this recipe. One of my favorite dishes is cold sesame noodles. This recipe might be made with peanut butter, but it's the best home version I've found. Because I've been living abroad for the past several years, I've had to learn to recreate such culinary memories at home - and this particular dish was the hardest to get just right. I've spent the last two months making this sauce at least three or four times a week, using recipes from all over the internet - including those of celebrity chefs (and if you're interested, Tyler Florence's recipe for sesame noodles is also really worth trying). But for ease of preparation and great taste, this recipe is just my favorite. If you want to play around with it, you can try adding sesame oil or a little vinegar to cut the sweetness - but I think it's best as it is. Scallions cut on the bias, julienned cucumbers, julienned carrots, chopped peanuts, or toasted sesame seeds all make fantastic additions. This is also a perfect sauce for cracked pepper grilled chicken. This sauce is savory, sweet, spicy, smooth, sticky, kid friendly, fast, cheap, and delicious. Try it!  -  12 Jun 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Excellent, quick recipe!! Added some chicken, carrots, bean sprouts, and green beans, and it reminded me of the Thai Chicken from The Cheesecake Factory. A recommendation for a slight change to this recipe: by cutting out the peanut butter and peanuts, and replacing them with apricot or pineapple jam and lime juice, you get a very Islands-flavor recipe as well.  -  18 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Wonderful but add cilantro, sesame oil and grilled chicken for heaven! Edited - forgot to add that I put in some red pepper for color and flavour.If you like spicey add some diced red and green chiles.  -  03 Apr 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)