Peanut-Sesame Noodles

Serve these spicy lo mein-style noodles as a main-dish or side dish. For a totally vegetarian recipe, replace the chicken broth with vegetable broth.

Peanut-Sesame Noodles
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Cook 10 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 pound linguine or lo mein noodles
  • 3/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth plus 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Asian dark sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons peeled ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 2 scallions, trimmed and sliced on the diagonal

Make It

1. Cook linguine in a large pot of lightly salted water following package directions. Drain, and immediately plunge into an ice water bath. Set aside.

2. Meanwhile, in medium-size saucepan, combine peanut butter, chicken broth and water, rice vinegar, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic powder and red pepper flakes. Whisk until combined. Cook on medium-high heat for about 10 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat.

3. While sauce simmers, toast sesame seeds in a nonstick skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, shaking pan to keep seeds from burning.

4. Drain noodles, discarding ice cubes. Toss with half of the dressing (about 3/4 cup), and allow to soak in for a few minutes. Add remaining dressing and toasted sesame seeds to noodles and toss until well combined. Top with sliced scallions and serve cold. Best if served on the day it is made.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 462, Fat, total (g): 20, chol. (mg): , sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 53, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 16, sodium (mg): 542, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.