This is a fast, basic version of Asian peanut sauce and noodles. The sweet, salty, spicy, and sour flavors of soy sauce, fish sauce, peanut butter, jalapeño, and lime juice are blended up to make the sauce, which is then simply poured over cooked noodles and fresh veggies, for a quick weeknight meal. Add any other vegetables you like, or even a seared and sliced chicken breast for a heartier meal.
What to buy: Udon noodles are Japanese wheat noodles and soba noodles are Japanese buckwheat noodles. They can be found in gourmet grocery stores or in Asian markets. If you are having a hard time finding them, you can substitute whole-wheat linguine or spaghetti.