Peanut Noodles


Here's a tasty way to dress up packaged ramen. It's cheap, filling and highly recommended when you are inviting the Zous for dinner.

Peanut Noodles

2 packets dried ramen noodles
2 Tblsp oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 t dried red pepper flakes
1 onion, chopped
1/4 head green cabbage, chopped
1 cup peanuts, roughly chopped

Dressing 1 - Lemony
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tblsp balsamic vinegar
1 Tblsp lemon juice
1 tsp lemongrass or cilantro
1 fresh chili, chopped

Dressing 2 - Peanuty
1/4 cup peanut butter, room temperature
1/4 cup water
1 Tblsp vinegar
1 fresh chili, sliced into strips
1 clove garlic, minced
1" fresh ginger, grated

Cook the ramen noodles as directed on the package, omitting the dried soup flavoring. Drain.

Select a dressing. Whisk the ingredients together and set aside.

In a wok or large frying pan, heat the oil and saute the garlic, red pepper, and onion until the onion begins to soften. Add the cabbage, cook another two or three minutes. Add the peanuts and cook for 1 minute longer. Toss the noodles in the pan, mixing well. Stir fry to heat through.

Pour the dressing over the noodles and vegetables.

Serves 2 or 3


If Zoupi brings the peanuts, I'll take care of the ramen!

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I am interested in your Thursday recipes and will check them out. I love peanut flavoring as in Thai food and also cilantro; in fact, I just tried and love a cilantro pesto which I have used with linguini, as a spread on sandwiches, and on Italian or French bread topped with shredded Italian cheese, then toasted slightly. This is really good for appetizers and also to serve with dinner.

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