How to Make Long Life Peanut Noodles

Find out how to make long life noodles (rumored to bring about good luck and longevity) with a creamy peanut sauce.

Long life noodles are extra long Chinese egg noodles thought to bring about good luck and longevity. We love their tender, chewy texture, and they’re perfect tossed in this creamy peanut sauce! Check out the video above to see how to make these noodles that are served with green beans, red bell pepper and Thai basil.

Sriracha is spicy, so use only as much as desired depending on your spice preference.

The sauce is ready when it’s smooth; you may not need to use all 4 tablespoons of water.

2 cloves garlic, divided
½ ounces ginger
8 ounces green beans
1 red bell pepper
¼ ounce Thai basil
1 cup shredded carrots
1 pound long life noodles
2 tablespoons peanut butter
2 teaspoons Sriracha hot sauce
8 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sesame seeds

8″ medium pot
12″ large pan
1 tablespoon canola oil
¼ cups water + more for noodles
kosher salt
black pepper

1. Prepare Ingredients
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil over high heat. Mince garlic. Trim and discard skin of ginger and mince. Rinse remaining produce. Trim ends of green beans and halve on a diagonal. Thinly slice bell pepper lengthwise, discarding seeds. Tear Thai basil leaves into bitesize pieces, discarding stems.

2. Sauté Vegetables
Heat 1 tablespoon canola oil in a large pan over medium heat. When oil is shimmering, add carrots, green beans, bell pepper, and ½ of garlic and toss to coat. Increase heat to medium high and cook, stirring, until tender, 4-5 minutes. Remove pan from heat. Taste and add salt and pepper as needed. Set aside.

3. Cook Long Life Noodles
While vegetables sauté, add salt generously to pot of boiling water. Stir in long life noodles and cook until al dente, 2-3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water for 30 seconds to stop cooking. Return to pot, off heat.

4. Make Peanut Sauce
While long life noodles cook, whisk together peanut butter, as much Sriracha as desired, soy sauce, ginger, remaining garlic, and 3-4 tablespoons hot water in a medium bowl until smooth (see Recipe Tip).

5. Season Long Life Noodles
Add peanut sauce to pot with long life noodles over medium heat and toss to coat. Stir in sautéed vegetables and cook until warmed through, about 1 minute more.

6. Plate Long Life Noodles
Garnish long life noodles with Thai basil and sesame seeds. Enjoy some casual good luck with your dinner.

in Nourish


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