Sesame Soba Noodles

-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.