Aromatic Noodles with Lime Peanut Sauce

Aromatic Noodles with Lime Peanut Sauce

Made this tonight and it was really good. Prep was easy - the snow / sugar snap peas were a bit tedious as always, but you folks with kids probably have a leg up on me there. I cubed and sauteed some chicken to go along with it, and that worked well.

Goes well with gin & tonic. Or vodka tonic, if you prefer inferior drinks.


3/4 pound spinach linguine or whole-wheat spaghetti
2 cups (about 9 ounces) broccoli florets
2 cups (about 6 ounces) snow peas, trimmed
2 cups (about 6 ounces) sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 scallion, cut into pieces
3/4 inch fresh ginger, finely grated
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup shelled unsalted peanuts


Cook the pasta in a large pot of water according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water. While the pasta is cooking put the broccoli in a steamer basket over a large pot of boiling water and steam it for 3 minutes. Add the snow peas and sugar snap peas and steam for 2 minutes more.

Toast the peanuts in a dry pan over a medium heat until they become fragrant, about 3 minutes. Set them aside to cool. Make the sauce by pureeing the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, lime juice, scallion, ginger, sugar and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Right before serving, toss the pasta with 3/4 cup of the peanut sauce. Divide into 6 serving bowls and top each serving with the vegetables. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the vegetables. Coarsely chop the peanuts, sprinkle them on top and serve.

ROzbeans 11 years ago
Should have taken a picture of it!
pharren 11 years ago
And uploaded it to Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest!
pharren 11 years ago
...and suddenly I want to become an anthropologist just so I can research the origins of food pic-sharing. I bet it is the remnants of some primitive behavior, either some posturing, like, "I have food and you do not", or a more friendly thing like, "Come, there is food here, and our brothers have sharp sticks with which to poke the sabretooth tigers" or something.

ROzbeans 11 years ago
Oi, prick. I wanted to see what it looks like because it sounds weird.
Gongaa 11 years ago
The sauce has the same color as peanut butter and about the same consistency as salad dressing. If you toss the noodles in that and put the vegetables on top of that (and then the chicken), it looks nice. The picture in the link looks pretty jacked, though, haha.