This recipe was an accidental discovery but it was soooo delicious that I had to pause and write the recipe down in Evernote real quick before I even sat down to eat. I didn’t want to forget anything!
**side note for full disclosure is that I’ve been known to not write recipes down, forget where I found a receipe or intend it write it down in the morning and then….it’s really painful when it turned out to be an incredibly tasty dish that you can’t recreate. Ugh. Kerwin has not been happy with me.
That is NOT happening with this one!
What makes this recipe even better is that it doesn’t actually have any “peanuts” in it! hahaha! I really don’t like peanuts and I know many people are also allergic to them. I have a theory on that….but that’s a topic for another blog. 🙂
Oh yeah, and did I say it’s super simple? It is!
- 5 Tbl Creamy Raw Almond Butter (plus a little extra to taste)
- 1/4 Cup Soy Sauce or Liquid Aminos (gluten free)
- 2 Tbl Honey
- 1 Tbl Fresh Lemon Juice
- 3 – 4 Garlic Cloves, minced (note: we do love garlic!)
- 3 tsp Sriracha sauce (start with 1 tsp and work your way up. The heat epends on the brand of sauce you use.)
Simply add all ingredients to a bowl, stir together, taste and adjust flavors to your preference.
To make it a quick meal – I sauteed up a generous amount of some chopped purple cabbage and sliced red onions with a tiny bit of sesame oil.
I used 4 Ramen ‘cakes’ for the noodles, so we could have leftovers for lunch the next day. (I love doing meal prep this way! lol.) I cooked them for 7 minutes, the first 2 minutes was waiting for the noodles to soften so they could be separated and then 5 minutes of separating the noodles and stirring until they were done. The cook fast and go very quickly from perfect to mushy so keep a close eye on them and do taste tests. It’s easy to lose track of time while focused on separately noodles so I always set the timer.
•I plan to try spiralized Sweet Potatoes as the noodles next time. I’ll try and remember to come back and update this post with the results.
Where to find the Ingredients & The Brands I use~
•Ramen Noodle – Louts Foods Millet & Brown Rice
For the noodles I used the Lotus Foods brand with brown rice and millet instead of white/wheat flours.
•Soy Sauce – Ohsawa Nama Shoyu
My favorite Soy Sauce! Unpasteurized, Organic and No Preservatives.
The most “raw” soy sauce I’ve found and with a rich depth of flavor. I never ‘cook’ it over heat, I save it for the final application to season your dish or in unheated recipes to better appreciate it’s flavor. 🙂
Sadly, it’s no longer available at any of my local stores. You can get it on Amazon but I like this site, Vitacost (link below), as they often times have sales, so I wait and then stock up. 🙂
•Sriracha Sauce – Wildbrine, Probiotic Kimchi Sriracha – Double Fermented
This stuff is the bomb! Raw, Vegan, Gluten Free & Unpasteurized! Yippee!
I found it at our local Whole Foods but for the label reference, here’s the Amazon link – I didn’t see anything other than this 8 pack available at the time I looked. But why not stock up?? We are now using this as our go-to hot sauce. More than heat, compared to other sriracha’s, this one has FLAVOR.
• Raw Almond Butter, Creamy
You can find Raw Almond Butter at several natural type grocery stores, like Sprouts, Trader Joe’s, Natural Grocers and Whole Foods.
And at even more places you can find ‘non-Raw’ Almond Butter. The flavor isn’t the same but it could do in a pinch.
There is quite a range in price point as well and ‘sometimes’ the price is indicitive of the incredible flavor and, stick to the roof of your mouth, creaminess. Other times, it’s just a high price. lol.
Watch for the word “raw”, if you don’t see it, it’s not raw. Look at the back label and make sure there is only 1 ingredient listed – Almonds.
For standard dishes my go to is Trader Joe’s brand as they have an unbeatable price here in town at $5.99 / jar. It’s Unsalted and Unsweetened, only 1 ingredient.
Why it’s such a higher price on Amazon, I’ve no idea.
But if you’re want a nicer quality for special occasions I like this brand.
If I’ve left any details out, or you have questions please let me know!
I would truly love to hear back once you made this dish, even just the sauce. I hope you LOVE it as much as we do!