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Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad


Ingredients:

10 oz grilled or sauted chicken breasts

8 oz somen or soba noodles cooked, drained and cooled

1 1/4 cup spicy peanut sauce

chopped dry roasted peanuts

chopped scallions

julienned seedless cumbersteamed snow peas

mung bean sprouts


Optional Chicken Marinade (20 minutes)

3 tablespoons roasted peanuts

2 tablespoons fresh ginger, minced or 2 tablespoons ginger juice

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 teaspoon dark brown sugar


Spicy Noodle Sauce

2/3 cup pork broth, at room temperature

1/4 cup lightly salted roasted peanuts (see note)

1 tablespoon fish sauce

1 tablespoon canola oil

1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce

2 cloves of garlic

1 green onion, green parts only, chopped

additional lightly salted roasted peanuts, chopped

Directions:

Slice the chicken breasts into long, 1/4 inch wide strips.



Toss the noodles with the peanut sauce. Top with grilled chicken and the remaining ingredients to taste.



Sauce Directions:

Note: I made this using my very powerful VitaMix with is able to turn nuts into a smooth paste. If using a regular blender, substitute about 3 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter for the 1/4 cup peanuts.



In a mixer, pulse the peanuts, garlic and oil until smooth. Add the broth, fish sauce and garlic sauce, pulsing after each addition. Pulse until very smooth. If using a VitaMix, continue mix on high until the mixture is hot-steam will come out of the top when you remove the lid- about 1-2 minutes. If using a less powerful blender, pour the sauce into a small sauce pan to heat through. Allow to cool to room temperature. Stir in the green onion and chopped peanuts.

Spicy Peanut Noodle Salad Coconut & Lime

Recipe Source:

Coconut & Lime