Everyone loves Chinese noodles, with their spicy, pungent sauces. This particular sauce is based on ground peanuts brightened with ginger, lots of garlic, cilantro, and chili. It’s wonderful on cold Chinese noodles and perfect with grilled foods. Because the sauce tends to thicken as it sits, it’s best tossed with the noodles just before serving.
The peanut sauce is very useful to have on hand. Try it spread on grilled or fried tofu, with grilled eggplant or as a dipping sauce for c