Chili Garlic Noodles

Serves: 4 

Colored pepper1 mediumjulienne
Edamame6 ozdefrosted
Spring onionfewchopped
Cilantroto tastegarnish
Udon noodles20 ozfresh/frozen
Oil1/3 cup
Red chili flakes2 tsp
Sesame seeds2 tbspwhite and black
Garlic6 clovesgrated
Roasted peanuts1/2 cuproughly broken
Soy sauce3 - 4 tbsp
Maple syrup1 tbsp
Balsamic vinegar1 tbsp
Rice vinegar1.5 tbsp
Saltto tasteas needed

  • Cook frozen udon noodles according to package instructions in salted boiling water. Drain and set aside
  • Toss edamame with salt in a bowl
  • Heat oil to 350F and then pour over red chili flakes, sesame seeds, and garlic kept in a medium glass bowl. Garlic should sizzle and brown, stir for 1 minute
  • Now add the peanuts, maple syrup, soy sauce, balsamic vinegar, and rice vinegar
  • Pour the oil over the noodles and toss well to coat. Then add the scallions, cilantro, peppers, and edamame
  • Serve immediately or chill if needed
  • Can use the same sauce as Asian style salad dressing, just reduce the amount of garlic by half. 

You can make the sauce and keep half in the fridge. Reserve half the vegetables (peppers, edamame, scallions, and cilantro) and cook only half the noodles. Then making it a second time will be even quicker as the sauce and veggies are ready.