Better Than Takeout 20 Minute Peanut Noodles with Sesame Halloumi.
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Oh how I could kill for a bowl of these noodles right now. I may be in Korea, but with the businesses of everything we have been doing, we have not had any time to explore and find good authentic Korean food. So far we’ve eaten a lot of kimchi, beef bulgogi, and shrimp fried rice…for breakfast. It’s definitely been very interesting.
As I write this, it’s the morning before my brother, Red competes in finals, so approximately four fifty one am on Sunday morning here in PyeongChang. I am all messed up with what day it is and when I should be sleeping, but I am so thankful to be here with my family and watching my brother do something that is beyond incredible. I’m amazed by him, and no matter the results, I will forever be proud of Red for making it to the Olympics…and now the finals. The kid is only seventeen and has accomplished one of the biggest goals imaginable.
I plan on a quick update for you all tomorrow, but I’ll be doing a full recap of the trip when I return home later this week. Until then, I’m going to try to soak in all that we are experiencing here.
For now though, let’s talk noodles! It’s no secret around here that I love peanut butter and noodles. Most frequently my peanut butter is paired with sweets, and my noodles with cheese, but peanut noodles have always been a favorite of mine and it’s about time I shared a recipe with you guys.
This recipe is up there in my top favorites, and for two reasons.
One, it’s so easy.
Two, it’s so good…addictingly good.
This noodle recipe is all about the sauce.
It’s heavy on the peanut butter, and flavored with Thai curry paste, ginger, honey, and toasted sesame oil. Everything is mixed in the blender and then tossed with hot noodles and topped with fresh lime, basil, and cilantro.
To add an extra layer of texture and flavor I pan-fried some Halloumi cheese in soy and sesame oil. It’s kind of like crispy tofu…but better. I mean, it’s salty pan-fried Halloumi cheese atop peanut noodles.
I don’t know about you guys, but that sounds pretty awesome to me.
The major bonus to this recipe…just how quickly this dish comes together!
Twenty minutes and DONE. Yup, I sure am good with that.
Better Than Takeout 20 Minute Peanut Noodles with Sesame Halloumi
Servings: 6 servings
Calories Per Serving: 491 kcal
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- 8 ounces rice noodles or long cut pasta
- 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce or tamari (be sure to use low-sodium)
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon chili paste (I use sambal oelek)
- 1 tablespoon Thai curry paste
- 2 inches fresh ginger, grated
- 4 cloves garlic, minced or grated
- 2 carrots, shredded
- 1 bell pepper, thinly sliced
- juice from 1 lime
- 1/2 cup fresh basil, chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 mango, sliced
- 1 cup shelled, edamame
- 8 ounces Halloumi cheese cubed
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
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- 1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain.2. Meanwhile, combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, honey, chili paste, curry paste, ginger, garlic, and 1/2 cup water. Pulse until combined and smooth. Pour the sauce over the hot noodles. Add the lime juice, basil, cilantro, carrots, bell peppers, mangos, and edamame. Toss to combine.3. Heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the Halloumi and cook until golden, about 5 minutes.4. Divide the noodles among bowls and top with Halloumi. Enjoy!
Trust me…these noodles need to be on your dinner table tonight.