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Peanut sauce recipe

Quick Noodles with Peanut Sauce

(serves 4, or one person four times)

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter plus a little
  • 1/4 cup canned coconut milk (like half of one of the small-size cans. You can freeze the rest, or make a double batch)
  • 3tbsp soy sauce
  • 2tbsp lime juice (the cheap stuff in a bottle is fine)
  • 2tbsp of ginger from a jar of crushed ginger (or fresh ginger)
  • 1tsp crushed (or minced) garlic (there's also garlic in the curry paste, this is just extra)
  • 1tbsp red curry paste (I like Thai Kitchen)
  • about 2tsp of honey, molasses, or brown sugar, whichever


  • "instant" noodles of some sort. Cheapass ramen packs work great, just leave out the seasoning packet! You'll need about one package of noodles per person
  • if you want, some of those frozen "steam in bag" veggies will work great (peas and carrots is a good combo for this, or sugar snap peas)

Seriously, for the garlic and ginger, just use stuff from a jar. It's totally fine. Just remember to refrigerate the jars once they're open!

Ok, so, first, prep the stuff that isn't sauce:

  1. boil some water and pour it over your noodles;
  2. Throw your veggies in the microwave if you're using those

Now make the sauce:

  1. Get all the ingredients
  2. Throw it all into a blender and pulse it on a low speed, or else put it all in a jar with a lid and shake the hell out of it
  3. Spoon it over the noodles (you want to sauce them heavily, but the recipe is enough sauce for at least 3-4 ramen packages; you don't have to use all of it)
  4. Serve warm but not hot, ideally

Extra sauce will store in the fridge for several days, so you can make several meals out of this if there's only one of you!

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