spicy peanut ramen noodles with jammy egg
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Spicy Peanut Instant Noodles With Jammy Eggs For Two

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You’re in the right place if you love spice and are an instant noodle fan. This spicy peanut ramen noodle dish with jammy eggs is perfect for two or someone extra hungry. The easy instant noodles are sauced to delicious nutty perfection with a soupçon of heat. Of course, if you love lots of heat, feel free to jack it up. 

I can’t take credit for inventing this recipe. It’s the brainchild of my lovely daughter. She has been a massive fan of instant noodles since I introduced them to her as a child. Over the years, she has played around with many combinations, and this is one of her go-to faves she whips up for herself after a long day at school or work. 

It is partly due to its straightforward nature and partly because it is well noodles! So get out your saucepan. You’re about to take an Asian-inspired flavor adventure with this flavorful dish of instant noodles.

If you love fast dinner ideas like this one be sure to see all our other fast dinner ideas!

peeled jammy egg sits on top of peanut noodles with green onion garnish

What you will love about this spicy peanut instant noodle dish.

It’s super cheap! That’s right, I said it. It’s cheap. It won’t break the bank account, and it’s tasty. 

Speed. We all have days where there is little left in the tank for cooking. This dish is one of the fastest, most tasty, and satisfying meals. 

Versatility. Although the recipe is called peanut noodles, you can use any nut butter or nut butter imitation to make this recipe. In our photographs, we feature Wowbutter, not peanut butter. ( I may or may not have a peanut phobia.)

Let’s get started making this straightforward spicy peanut noodle dish.

The first step is deciding how long to cook your jammy eggs. Typically, a jammy egg is boiled for seven minutes. However, you may find that results in the white being slightly undercooked. We’ve determined that a fully cooked white and jammy yolk is best reached when boiling the egg for eight minutes. If you wish to have a fully hard-boiled egg, instead, cook the eggs for ten whole minutes.

Remove the cooked eggs from the heat and run under cold water as it makes them easier to hold and helps the shell come off. Once peeled, you can cut them lengthwise down the center.

While the eggs are cooking, get the peanut sauce prepared. Keep an eye on the time because you want to cook the noodles when you have three minutes left. This way, everything is finished up at the same time, resulting in hot food.

Cut up your green onions and separate the white and green parts. Set the greens aside as they are garnish for the finished dish.

Now, in a small dish, measure in the peanut butter or nut butter alternative with the sriracha sauce, Gochujang, soya sauce, and Kewpie mayo, and mix well. Add the whites of the green onion and the red pepper chile flakes to that.

Get the noodles cooked following the directions on the package. If you have the soup base, add it to the water. When the noodles have cooked, drain them, reserving part of the liquid broth to thin the peanut sauce if you find it is too thick.

If you wish to thin the peanut sauce, add a tsp of the soup broth and mix. Test for consistency before adding any more. Once you’ve found the sauce suitable for your palette, mix it with the noodles.

Now, I want to note that you do not have to add any soup broth to the peanut sauce if you like the thickness of it.

Serve the sauced noodles in a bowl with the jammy eggs on top. Sprinkle each bowl with half the green onion stems and enjoy immediately.

peeled jammy egg sits on top of peanut noodles with green onion garnish

Ingredients:

Peanut Butter: This thick spread is made from legumes and comes in smooth and crunchy varieties. For this recipe, it’s best to stick with the smooth variety. 

Soya Sauce: Brings a salty umami flavor to almost anything it’s added to. This is separate from dark soya sauce, which is often thicker and sweeter. 

Sriracha Sauce: This spicy red sauce has a flavorful heat from the chile peppers in the sauce that originated in Thailand. It brings a necessary heat to the peanut sauce.

Gochujang: This is a fermented pepper paste popular in Korean cooking. The red chili powder paste has a bold sweetness that rounds out the spicy nature of the peanut sauce. 

Kewpie Mayo: Is a Japanese brand of mayonnaise. The soft-sided bottle is distinctive from its North American cousins. Made with just egg yolks, it has a soft, smooth texture and slightly more tang as compared to mayo’s available in North America. It brings a subtle smoothness and sweetness to the peanut sauce. 

Red Pepper Chili Flakes: If you love heat, this is a must ingredient for the sauce. The red pepper flakes increase the heat of the peanut sauce the more it sits as the oils in the dried flakes infuse the sauce. 

Green Onion: Is there anything more spritely and flavorful than fresh green onion? We use it both in the sauce directly and as a garnish. The white of the onion adds a sweet oniony flavor to the peanut sauce. Whereas the greens bring a bit of bite to the overall dish and helps to lessen the cloying aspect of the sauce. Also, if you’ve ever eaten a peanut butter and onion sandwich, you just know it’s a winning combination!

Eggs: It doesn’t matter what size of eggs you use or if they are organic for this recipe. In fact, using your average run-of-the-mill chicken egg will do. It’s all in how it’s cooked that will make your dish personalized. We’ve made jammy eggs with firm whites to top the noodle dish off, but you can make them less or firmer, depending on your preference. 

Instant Noodles: Looking at our photographs you may be wondering what instant noodles are specifically. T & T brand three-minute noodles is a bulk pack without a soup base. Any instant noodles will work for this recipe. 

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Substitutions for spicy peanut instant noodles.

Peanut Butter: If you prefer another nut butter, that will be fine. In fact, our images show Wowbutter (a soya plant-based alternative to nut butter) being used. 

Soya Sauce: This salty dark sauce made from soybeans can be switched out with coconut aminos sauce or Red Boat fish sauce, which is equally salty, having been derived from anchovies. Also, if you find regular soya sauce adds too much sodium to the dish, you can use reduced sodium sauce instead. 

Sriracha Sauce: This popular red sauce brings a subtle amount of heat. You can up the heat by using another hot sauce. My daughter recommends a scotch bonnet hot sauce for those who like loads of heat. 

Gochujang: This ingredient is optional, but the sauce is heavier and less sweet without it. Alternatively, if you cannot find Gochujang in your local Asian section, switch it out for Thai chili paste or miso paste with added chili powder and paprika. 

Kewpie Mayo: If you don’t have access to this Japanese brand of mayonnaise, using another Japanese mayo brand is fine, or alternatively, you can make your own substitution using a one-to-one ratio with mayo, rice vinegar, and white sugar. Because you use such a small amount in this recipe, you can omit it altogether and still have it delicious. 

Red Pepper Chili Flakes: These flakes add heat to the sauce; the longer the sauce sits, the more they will infuse it with their oils. Reduce or increase sparingly. 

Instant Noodles: Any instant noodle brand will work for this recipe. Remember to cook one pack of noodles per portion. 

Expert Tips and Serving Suggestions:

Tip #1: To cook your jammy egg to the finish you want, I recommend seven minutes to boil for a softer white and eight for a firm, soft yolk. If you want to cook the egg thoroughly, boil it for a full ten minutes. 

Tip #2: Reserve some of the soup broth to thin the peanut sauce if it is too thick and cloying.

Tip #3: Don’t overcook your noodles. Each instant noodle pack has a recommended cooking time. Follow them for the best results.

Serving: Cooked instant noodles don’t keep overly well, so you will want to eat them immediately. Plus, it’s just so much better when it’s fresh! Sprinkle your reserved green onion garnish on top for a bit of spritely, pungent flavor that complements the heaviness of the peanut sauce. 

We hope you’ve enjoyed making this recipe and would love to hear from you if you have. Please leave a comment below!

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Easy Spicy Peanut Instant Noodles With Jammy Eggs For Two

Amber Bondar
This easy spicy peanut instant noodle dish with jammy eggs is perfect for two people. The whole dish comes together in a matter of minutes making it a great after work meal idea. With lots of spice from sriracha sauce, Gochujang, and red pepper chili flakes. Enjoy a big bowl of your favorite ramen noodles with this spicy peanut sauce and a jammy egg today!
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Canadian, Japanese
Servings 2

Equipment

  • 2 Saucepans
  • 1 Tablespoon
  • 1 Teaspoon
  • 1 Spaghetti lifter
  • 1 knife
  • 1 Small Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 Pkgs Individual Instant Noodles
  • 1 Tbsp Peanut Butter Or other nut butter or nut butter alternative
  • 1 Tbsp Soya Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 tsp Kewpie Mayo
  • 1 tsp Red Pepper Chili Flakes
  • 1 tsp Gochujang Sauce
  • 2 Green Onions Sliced and white separated from green stems.
  • 2 Lrg Eggs
  • 1 Optional *Clove Fresh Garlic Minced fine

Instructions
 

Jammy Eggs

  • Place eggs in saucepan and cover with water.
  • Bring to a boil and cook for 7 mins for true jammy egg with soft white, 8 minutes for firm white jammy yolk.
  • Remove from heat and peel right away. Cut in half lengthwise to put on top of the noodles.

Peanut Sauce

  • In small bowl add the peanut butter, sriracha and soya sauce with the Kewpie mayo and mix well.
  • Add in the Gochujang and stir.
  • Mix in the white of the green onion along with the red pepper flakes.
  • The sauce will be thick. If thinner is preferred use the soup stock from cooked noodles to thin adding a tsp at a time until desired consistency is reached.

Noodles

  • In a saucepan cook noodles according to package instructions. Generally noodles added to a rolling boil will be cooked in three minutes maximum.
  • If the noodles come with a soup package be sure to add it to the water to flavor the noodles.
  • Reserve the soup after the noodles finish cooking in case you wish to thin the peanut sauce.
  • Drain noodles and sauce with peanut sauce.

Serving

  • Fill dish with half the noodles and top with one cut jammy egg.
  • Sprinkle with reserved green onion stems and serve.
Keyword easy meal ideas, Gochujang, jammy eggs, noodles, Red pepper chili flakes

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