Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins
Jayne likes his noodles easy and fast. This is about as fancy as he gets when making them. Just a bit sweet and spicy… if he’s being uncharacteristically generous and sharing them with someone else, he might leave out the cayenne. (Inspired by Joss Whedon’s television show “Firefly” and movie “Serenity.”)
- 1⁄4 lb udon noodles
- water, for boiling
- 1⁄4 cup chicken broth (see note below)
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground ginger, to taste (see note below)
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, to taste
- 2 tablespoons smooth low-sugar peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh onion
- 2 teaspoons honey, to taste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne, to taste
- 1⁄4 teaspoon granulated garlic, to taste (see note below)
- 2 tablespoons chopped green onions, for garnish
- 2 tablespoons chopped roasted peanuts, for garnish
- In a large pot of boiling water, cook noodles according to packages directions.
- When noodles are almost done cooking, in a saucepan combine the broth, ginger, soy sauce, peanut butter, fresh yellow or white onion, honey, cayenne, and garlic, and cook over medium heat until the peanut butter melts, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low.
- When noodles are done and drained well, add them to the saucepan and toss to coat.
- Put on plates or in bowls and garnish with green onions and peanuts.
- Makes 1 Jayne-sized serving, or 2 regular size servings.
- Note: you can use more broth to get the sauce to the consistency you prefer. You can also use fresh ginger and minced fresh garlic if you have them available. Red pepper flakes are also a good addition!
I really liked this... of course I really like peanut butter! And Yes, the Firefly reference did catch my eye. I use Simply Jiff (reduced sodium and sugar). I used minced onion and garlic, but may just used powdered next time for speed and see if it is still as yummy. I used 8 ounces (dry) udon noodles (a first for me... they are tasty even plain! But they were expensive at my store, so I may need to use spaghetti or egg noodles next time) and doubled the sauce ingredients... this made 4 fairly large servings. I may back off on the cayennne a bit next time, although my husband wouldn't agree! :) I thought this was definitly better fresh than it was the next day. Thanks for the new recipe! So nice to have something quite different than our usual!
This is good. I used green onion instead of onion, suger free honey, spaghetti, minced garlic, otherwise followed the recipe exactly. I think this would also be good cold. Thank you for posting.
Like this alot, made it last night and am making it again to take to a pot luck tonight. Not the best Satay (peanut) sauce I've ever had but definiately good, quick and easy. Prefer with the ground ginger, made with spaghetti, did thin with sour cream, bit too thick, would double, nice with sweet chilli sauce instead of cayenne, used mince garlic and didn't bother with the garnish, was too busy eating it. Thanks for the super fast and friendly recipe.