Jean Allsopp
Makes 4 servings

A generous splash of fresh-squeezed orange juice gives a lift to traditional peanut soba noodle salad. Leave off the shrimp if you want to make this vegetarian. Or top with grilled chicken strips, pork, or steak for another variation.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl.

Step 2

Boil noodles according to package directions. Before draining, add snow peas and carrot. Let cook 30 seconds.

Step 3

Drain pasta, peas, and carrot, and toss immediately with orange juice mixture. Set aside.

Step 4

Brush shrimp with sesame oil, and grill over medium-hot coals 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 5

Arrange pasta on serving plates, and top with shrimp.

Step 6

Wine note: Spicy foods marry well with Riesling wines. Here are a few wallet-friendly bottles that balance this savory dish: Blackstone Winery 2005 Monterey County Riesling, Covey Run 2005 Columbia Valley Dry Riesling, and Hardys Stamp of Australia 2005 Riesling Gewürztraminer.

Ratings & Reviews

PauletteinSC's Review

July 02, 2012
This was okay. My husband liked it more than I did. I think I'd prefer it with chicken instead of shrimp. The sauce was great, especially the way it stuck to the pasta. Probably won't make again.

LutzCat's Review

June 29, 2010
Pretty good recipe. Only change I made was using 1 tbsp sesame oil (instead of 2) and cooking on a grill pan on the stove (it was raining outside). Sesame oil is very strong, and considering that you're also basting with sesame oil, I was concerned that it would just dominate the dish. Next time I'll probably cut back the cayenne to 1/8 tsp...definitely has a kick to it. Served with a cold sweet-sour cuke/onion salad.

Peaster57's Review

April 19, 2010
What taste!!! Definitely a Do-Over!! Followed the recipe exactly except I used lower-carb angel hair pasta. I served it for friends and they ALL wanted the recipe!

cjbuddy's Review

March 19, 2010
Decent, not my favorite at all but might make again. I sauteed the shrimp instead of grilling. Liked even better with extra Siracha added after complete.

sandsurfsun's Review

March 11, 2010
All I had was crunchy peanut butter, so maybe that overdid it, but it reminded me of a chinese reese cup, sans chocolate ;). It HAS potential. I think some garlic and more heat needs to be incorporated, and les peanutty was just way too much.

melisho's Review

July 13, 2009
This was pretty darned good - I made it thinking my teenager would especially like it. It was fairly simple and yummy. I use Dreamfields pasta because it's 1/2 carb and doesn't taste like it. I will make this again for sure. The teenager liked it - we had friends over and everyone cleaned his/her plate.