Friday, March 27, 2009

Sesame Peanut Noodles

In this month's edition of Taste & Create, the talented Nicole paired me with HoneyB of The Life and Loves of Grumpy's Honeybunch. She has such an amazing blog and is quite the baker.

I actually bookmarked about 10 recipes that I wanted to try, sadly knowing I could only enter one for T&C. But, oh, the mac and cheese and the galette truly made me want to reach in and grab a bite!

I chose the Sesame Peanut Noodles. We would have this quite often when we were in California, but I haven't seen it here in India and so, I was excited to see this recipe. Its creamy and peanut-ty and lovely!

Sesame Peanut Noodles
(modified slightly from the original recipe)

6 oz Noodles, cooked and cooled (I used thick Udon noodles)

1/3 cup Peanut Butter, smooth
1/2 cup Water
3 tbsp Ketchup
3 tbsp Hoisin Sauce
2 tbsp Soy Sauce
2 tbsp Brown Sugar
1 tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 tbsp Sesame Oil

2 Scallions, greens and whites separated
2-3 tbsp Peanuts, crushed (this is the only part that I modified from the original)

Combine all the ingredients for the sauce and heat on medium in a saucepan. Stir until well mixed together.

Mix the heated sauce with the cooked noodles. Garnish with the scallion greens and peanuts.

Thanks, HoneyB. We loved the noodles and will definitely be making it again.


FH said...

Happy Ugadi. I love the combi of sesame and peanuts, like Thai noodles. Looks great! :)

Finla said...

Just looking to the pic makes me drool, i wan'ted to take that fork full of noodles and gobble up.
I have never had this, i am sure going to try these.

Priya Suresh said...

Looks delicious, both sesame n peanuts works together wonder...Gorgeous dish!

Usha said...

Reminds me of noodles I have had on the west coast too, looks delicious!

Manju said...

mmm..sesame n peanuts..what a lovely combo!! nice pics too!!

Manju said...

mmm..sesame n peanuts..what a lovely combo!! nice pics too!!

Deepthi Shankar said...

That looks like something I wanna have .. looks creamy & nice

Lavanya said...

new to me..creamy n nice..fabulous one..

Siri said...

Peanut butter with noodles is an interesting combo Anu :)

Happy Ugadi to your and ur family.


Arundathi said...

Asha - Happy Ugadi to you too.

Happy cook - Wish I was able to send you some!

Priya - Yes sesame and peanut butter work really well together. Thanks.

Usha - Yes, we'd have cold peanut noodles very often

Superchef - Thank you

Deesha - Yes, it is very creamy. and delicious.

Lavanya - Thanks

Siri - Happy Ugadi to you too. Its a great combination - try it sometime.

Chitra said...

happy ugadi,looks delish:)

Shama Nagarajan said...

happy ugadi...different yummt recipe

Bharti said...

Love this stuff. Yum!

Jamie said...

That looks like a great dish to try...especially since we love Thai food!

Priya said...

The plate of noodles looks soo yummmy! slurpp. I'm loving the combination of flavors in the sauce

Malini Sood Horiuchi said...

these really look good - i have to try them. I really have never eaten or cooked with sabudna

Arundathi said...

Chitra - Happy Ugadi to you too. Thanks.

Shama Nagarajan - Happy Ugadi. Thanks.

Bharti - Thanks :-)

Jamie - It is great - Enjoy!

Priya - Thank you. Yes, sesame and peanuts are always a winner combo.

Malini - You have to try sabudana - it adds a great flavor and crunch.

A_and_N said...

Initially, I was sceptical about peanut in noodles you know? But I love it now!

Raaga said...

I think I have everything to make this. :) It looks very nice.

Arundathi said...

A&N - It's great with noodles. Adds that extra crunch

Raaga - Do try it and let me know.

Cynthia said...

Sesame and peanut?! I bet those noodles were a knock out.

Lorraine @NotQuiteNigella said...

Yum they looks so flavoursome and delicious! :)

Arundathi said...

Cynthia - Yup, they really were!

Lorraine - They were - sesame and peanuts are a great idea!

Aparna Balasubramanian said...

I discovered this eastern touch of peanut sauce with noodles recnetly and yes, it is delicious.

And yes, HoneyB makes lovely stuff for her Grumpy.:)

Arundathi said...

Aparna - I'm so glad I got paired with HoneyB - got me to discover her blog!

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