-Combine the following in a blender:
½ cup creamy peanut butter
The zest and juice of 1 orange
The zest and juice of 1 lime
2 TBS unseasoned rice vinegar
2 TBS chopped peeled fresh ginger
1 TBS soy sauce
2 fresh garlic cloves
1 tsp dried crushed red pepper.
-Puree in blender until smooth.
-With machine running, gradually add 1/8 cup sesame oil through opening in lid.
-Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper.
-Cook 8 oz soba noodles in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain.
-Rinse with cold water and drain well.
-Using kitchen shears, cut noodles crosswise in 2 to 3 places.
-Drizzle noodles in strainer with some sesame oil and toss to coat.
-Add any of the following to a large bowl...
A pound of snow peas with strings taken off and chopped into thin slivers
Some cilantro or dill finely chopped
-Grate ½ bunch of carrots and/or a baby turnip and/or 2 radishes.
-Then add 1 tsp red pepper flakes, the dressing and noodles; toss to coat.
-Season to taste with salt and pepper.
-Garnish with ¼ cup salted and roasted peanuts.