Peanut Udon Noodles With Ginger, Lemon And Chives
serves 2-4Noodles and peanut sauce are a classic Southeast Asian combination. The addition of lemon juice and honey to these make them sweet and sour, and fresh chives give them a grounded earthiness. Soba, or any other noodle would work in place of the udons.
3/4 pound udon noodles
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1/2 cup water
1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon honey
2 teaspoons minced ginger
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
prep: 5 minutes
total: 25 minutes
2. Meanwhile, combine the peanut butter, lemon juice, soy sauce, water and honey in a small saucepan. Simmer gently over medium heat for 5 minutes, whisking to dissolve the peanut butter.
3. Stir the chives and ginger into the sauce and simmer 30 seconds. Toss the noodles with the sauce. Season to taste with fresh ground black pepper.