Total Time
40mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This rich, slightly sweet peanut sauce works almost as well on plain pasta as it does in its traditional incarnation using egg or rice noodles. You can toss raw, julienne carrots and bell peppers or steamed snow peas and broccoli with the noodles and peanut sauce. Leftover sauce can be refrigerated and served with cooked rice and raw or cooked vegetables. 4 to 6 servings

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Cook the pasta according to package directions, and drain it well. If a cold dish is desired, rinse the pasta under cold running water to cool, and drain again.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small pot over medium-low heat, heat the peanut oil.
  3. Add the scallions, ginger, garlic and, if desired, chili paste and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
  4. Add the brown sugar, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar if desired and 6 tablespoons hot water.
  5. Stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture smooths out.
  6. Remove from the heat. If necessary, add additional hot water, 1 tablespoon at a time, to achieve the desired consistency.
  7. Return the hot or cold noodles to the pot in which they were cooked, add the sesame oil and toss to coat.
  8. Add as much of the peanut sauce as desired and toss again to coat. Transfer to a serving bowl or individual plates and sprinkle with additional scallions, sesame seeds, cucumber and cilantro or mint. (May cover and refrigerate up to several hours.).

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