Peanut Noodles
Type: Backcountry   Meal Type: Main Course

Thai-inspired peanut noodles with just a hint of heat.

  • 1 red bell pepper, fresh or dehydrated
  • 2 packets ramen noodles
  • 2 Tbsp. peanut butter
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped peanuts
  • 1 packet chicken (optional)
  • crushed red pepper, black pepper, and salt to taste

Cooking Instructions:
At Home:
If using fresh bell pepper, slice the pepper thin and place in a zip top bag. Unwrap the ramen noodles and discard seasoning packet. Place in separate zip top bag. If using dried peppers, put the peppers in the bag with ramen noodles.

Put lime juice in a screw top jar.

If you aren't taking peanuts or peanut butter in a large quantity on your trip, put both into a small zip top bag.

On the Trail:
Fill pot with water, just enough to cook noodles, and bring to a boil. Put peppers and ramen noodles in boiling water and cook until noodles are tender (about 2 min). Turn off stove.

Drain most of the water, leaving about ΒΌ cup in the bottom of the pot. Add peanut butter, lime juice, peanuts, and chicken (if using). Stir to combine. Season to taste with crushed red pepper, salt, and pepper.

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