These simple noodles are tossed with a quick but delicious sauce that has huge flavor thanks to roasted garlic, peanut butter, and a few other classic ingredients. You could top these noodles with almost anything, but they are great as-is also.
- To roast garlic, slice the tip end of the garlic head off with a paring knife. Drizzle the garlic head with a little oil and a pinch of salt and wrap tightly in foil. Roast in a 350 degree oven for 25-30 minutes until the cloves are very tender.
- Remove roasted garlic and push out roasted cloves into a food processor with peanut butter, hoisin, soy sauce, chili sauce, sesame oil, and water. Blend until smooth.
- Meanwhile cook udon noodles until just cooked. Drain and toss with roasted garlic peanut sauce.
- Divide noodles between bowls and garnish with sesame seeds, scallions, and chili garlic sauce.
These noodles are best eaten right away. If you are going to store them for later, store the noodles and sauce separately and toss them together right before eating.
These are also great topped with roasted chicken, pork, steak, or any roasted veggies you can imagine. Go crazy!