Asian Noodles

by Kelli H. on March 5, 2012

I should have called this something way more spectacular. I just couldn’t really come up with anything. Plus, I really like to call them Asain Noodz. It’s pretty fun. The original recipe is adapted from none other than Rachael Ray — don’t hate! She called them Hot and Cold Sesame Noodles, which is cool, I guess… But, since I changed the recipe a bit, I didn’t want to call them that. I’m so torn and indecisive.

The only thing David complains about my cooking is that I never make the same recipe twice. Which is not true. He just thinks that because I usually wait 6 months to repeat a recipe. Well, I made this 2 weeks ago, and he asked me to please make it again the next week. Since I really did like this recipe I obliged. I’m glad I did, too! It’s darn tasty! By the way, I really did use those chop sticks to eat that bowl. It was not a prop, it was used as my utensil.

Asian Noodles
Adapted by Rachael Ray

1/2 pound spaghetti, broken in half
1/4 cup tamari dark soy sauce
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, softened in the microwave
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 tablespoon hot sauce
2 cups shredded cabbage and carrot mix 
1 cup defrosted frozen shelled edamame
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
3 scallions, chopped
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

1. Cook pasta al dente, drain, and cool with cold water. 
2. In a bowl whisk together, tamari sauce, peanut butter, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and hot sauce. 
3. In a large bowl combine cold noodles, cabbage mix, edamame, red bell pepper, and peanut sauce. Garnish with scallions and sesame seeds.  

Notes:
I used Tapatio hot sauce — my favorite!
I couldn’t find cabbage & carrot mix, so I just bought the shredded cabbage, and shredded my own large carrot. 
This is an easy meal and makes a great lunch. It would also be a good dish to bring to some sort of pot luck.

Do you love peanut sauces?
I do!

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Tiff @ Love Sweat and Beers March 5, 2012 at 2:28 pm

That looks goooooood. I would have requested it again too!

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Natalie March 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Yum – I love anything with a peanut sauce! Love the presentation of your dish too, it looks like something you’d get in a restaurant!

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Carolina @ Peas in a Blog March 5, 2012 at 4:41 pm

I love thai food, am a fan of anything with peanut sauce. This one’s a winner! πŸ™‚

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Annie @ Naturally Sweet Recipes March 5, 2012 at 4:58 pm

This looks divine!! I am jealous, figuring out what to make is the hardest part and I rotate through the same stuff like every month! It’s awesome you rotate through recipes so infrequently. I need more great recipes that I can do that with- I hope you post most of your favorites! I already have a few of yours bookmarked to make. πŸ™‚ This recipe will be added to that list! It sounds delicious!

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Made in Sonoma March 6, 2012 at 3:19 am

I only post the ones I really like and will make again. Last week I pretty much solely cooked from recipes on my blog. It was pretty cool!

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Kim @ Eat, Live, and Blog March 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

Your noodles looks delicious!! I would love to make this for my boyfriend and I to eat. I’m sure we both will enjoy it.

I usually don’t repeat a recipe either, except for the buttermilk blueberry cake that I just love! πŸ™‚

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Jane March 5, 2012 at 7:53 pm

This looks delish! Where do you find frozen edamame? I’ve been looking for it!

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Made in Sonoma March 5, 2012 at 8:34 pm

Whole Foods by their frozen vegetables.

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Kathryn @ Flopoodle March 5, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I love peanut sauce! Although, I made something similar to this in college one time, but I made too much and had to eat it for a week straight. No better way to put yourself off peanut sauce, although I think I’m ready to try it again πŸ™‚

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Made in Sonoma March 6, 2012 at 3:17 am

That happens to me with leftovers sometimes. If I have to eat it for dinner, lunch, dinner…then I start to hate it. haha.

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Allison March 5, 2012 at 11:33 pm

Thanks! I might make this tonight!

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Sarah March 6, 2012 at 12:35 am

This looks yummy! Although I like peanut butter I never think to make peanut sauces, but hey – tonight might just be the night!

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Baking Serendipity March 6, 2012 at 2:50 am

I make the same dinner recipes over and over! It’s time to work this into the rotation πŸ™‚

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Made in Sonoma March 6, 2012 at 3:17 am

I hope you do. πŸ™‚

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Wanna Be A Country Cleaver March 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Peanut sauce rules my summer culinary adventures!! It’s epic.

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