Spicy Peanut Noodles – Carmy

March 25, 2022

This Spicy Peanut Udon Noodles recipe comes together so quickly and easily that you’ll have dinner ready in no time. It’s also a super customizable recipe so you can change things around and have a slightly different dish every time you make it!

There’s nothing better than a delicious peanut sauce, especially when that peanut sauce is covering noodles! You only need a handful of ingredients to make this and the only cooking you’ll do is boiling water to put your noodles in.

Spicy peanut noodles in a pan with green onions and red thai chili peppers on top.

I’m not even exaggerating when I say that it only takes a couple of minutes to whip together either. Udon noodles cook in literally 1 to 2 minutes and in that time, I can combine all the peanut sauce ingredients together in a bowl. Then when it’s ready, you can just toss the noodles with the sauce! And that’s it! I almost didn’t share this recipe because it’s so simple.

Ingredients You’ll Need

Ingredients needed to make spicy peanut udon noodles.
  • udon noodles — I use fresh udon noodles that are sold at the refrigerated section that takes less than 2 minutes to cook. Other options are frozen udon noodles and dried udon noodles. Frozen udon noodles do have a chewier texture if you have access to that and prefer it. It’s up to you which you’d prefer to use! I went with fresh as this was what’s available to me locally.
  • peanut butter — I use a basic creamy peanut butter. Nothing fancy.
  • soy sauce — I always recommend using low sodium soy sauce.
  • dark soy sauce —  dark soy sauce is saltier than light soy sauce but it gives your noodles that beautiful dark glaze and has a stronger soy flavour.
  • sesame oil — just a bit is all you need.
  • sriracha — you can adjust this based on your spice preference.
  • mirin
  • garlic powder
  • red Thai chili peppers — be sure to deseed this. You can add more or less based on how much heat you can handle.
  • hot water — you need hot water as it will help the peanut butter mix with the other ingredients seamlessly.

How to Make Spicy Peanut Udon Noodles

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