Serve these at room temperature or cold. For more color, you can add some finely diced red bell pepper or some blanched, sliced snow peas, or both.
Bring a medium pot of well-salted water to a boil.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, coconut milk, teriyaki sauce, lime juice, fish sauce, chile paste, and 1/3 cup hot water until smooth. Set aside at room temperature.
Boil the pasta according to package directions until tender, drain, and spread out on a baking sheet to cool to just a bit warmer than room temperature.
Add the pasta to the sauce in the bowl and toss. Add the cilantro, cucumber, and scallions, and toss well again.
Enjoy right away or chill to serve cold. Before serving, taste and add salt, if needed, plus additional lime juice or chile paste or Tabasco to taste, as cold can dull flavor.
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This was an easy and yummy recipe made with ingredients that we usually have on hand. For a Friday night, definitely better than take out pizza. Followed the recipe, including the red bell pepper, and added avocado to make it a little more satisfying, and served with lime wedges and sriracha at the table.
Will definitely make again, and will try it with rice noodles instead of wheat. Also could add whatever fresh, bright veggies that are on hand, such as shredded carrots or radishes. Another nice condiment would be chopped peanuts or cashews. This will be a nice summer dish.
The reason it's 4 stars instead of 5 is the recipe as-is just needs a little something to crunch it up or add more flavor, but that depends on whether you want more crunch/spice/salt/sour. So give it a try and throw in whatever sounds good to you!
Hey, NJJ87, just to let you know that I really appreciated your comment: thanks for bothering to do that. There are so many ignorant people on the internet that it is nice, for a change, to hear from someone with intelligence! This looks like a simple, interesting recipe to me. I'm going to give it a try, despite what "mickeynoodle - head" :o) had to say.
Primarily to counter the review from someone incapable of reading the name of a recipe before rating.
hmmm.........sesame noodles with no sesame seeds or paste?
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