Noodles tossed with a spicy, sweet, and salty peanut sauce, bell peppers, fresh garden basil, and plenty of black pepper with an addicting chili garlic oil spooned over top. Made in under 30 mins.
1. To make the chili oil. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the peanut oil, shallots, garlic, and chili flakes. Cook, stirring occasionally until the garlic is fragrant and toasted, 8-10 minutes. Remove from the heat, let cool, and carefully transfer the oil to a heat-proof bowl or glass jar.
2. To make the peanut noodles. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the noodles according to package directions. Drain.
3. Combine the peanut butter, soy sauce, Gochujang, sesame oil, vinegar, honey, ginger, and 1/4 cup water in a food processor or blender. Pulse until combined and smooth. Pour the sauce over the hot noodles. Add the bell peppers, basil, a large pinch of pepper, and 2 tablespoons chili oil. Toss to combine.
4. Divide the noodles among bowls and serve topped with additional chili oil and basil. Noodles are delicious warm or cold. Enjoy!