March 10, 2009

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad



Ingredients:
10 oz grilled or sauted chicken breasts*
8 oz somen or soba noodles cooked, drained and cooled
1 1/4 cup spicy peanut sauce
chopped dry roasted peanuts
chopped scallions
julienned seedless cumber
steamed snow peas
mung bean sprouts


Directions:
Slice the chicken breasts into long, 1/4 inch wide strips.

Toss the noodles with the peanut sauce. Top with grilled chicken and the remaining ingredients to taste.


*This is totally optional but if you don't have leftover chicken on hand to use, this is a yummy (20 minute) chicken marinade that complements the dish.
3 tablespoons roasted peanuts
2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced or 2 tablespoons ginger juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon dark brown sugar



My thoughts:
When I make this, I like to serve everything (except the peanut sauced noodles) in separate bowls so everyone can take as much or as little of the toppings that they want. When I made the peanut sauce for the first time I couldn't wait to try it on other things. The most obvious idea was some sort of noodle salad. This particular noodle salad is the perfect mix of creamy, crunchy, crisp and green. Not to mention quick to make and super cheap! This is the best peanut noodle salad I've ever had, it really is all about the sauce.

15 comments:

  1. Oh, Rachel, how you have channeled spring and the light, aromatic cuisine thereof. Thanks and yum!

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  2. I have a similar recipe but I use the super thin rice noodles and I also add marinated tofu ... sometimes. My mother-in-law (who is from Taiwan) gave it to me. I love peanut noodles!

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  3. I love soba noodles, I am always looking for new recipes to try. Thanks for this one. It looks very tasty!

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  4. I have heaps of leftovers in my fridge, and I was telling myself I must. eat them. tonight... but now I want peanut noodles.

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  5. I think I might have to make this tonight. I've been so in the mood for spicy peanut sauce! Probably will make it with pork tenderloin. Have decided I no longer like chicken.

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  6. Thanks for this delicious recipe, the picture of this yummy dish says everything, delicious and very good looking presentation.

    Regards
    victoria

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  7. This looks unbelievably tasty! Thanks for sharing :)

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  8. I'm making these as we speak! Thanks for the idea... found you through tastespotting.

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  9. Love this recipe! I want to make it for lunch(es) next week! Thanks :)

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  10. You just inspired me with a way to use the satay peanut sauce I have sitting in my fridge - was probably going to throw it out otherwise since the chicken is gone, but now I'm going to toss it with some noodles!

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  11. That looks tasty! I like using spicy peanut sauces in dishes like this.

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  12. My husband will love this! Thanks for posting!!

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  13. Yum. This looks delicious.

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