Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce

A perfect balance of sweet and spicy, these Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce make a delicious and quick weeknight dinner.

Pick up shrimp soba noodles in peanut sauce with chopsticks.

We all know we should be eating more whole grains, but brown rice can get a little stale for dinner. How do I change things? I’m making a pan of soba noodles! Buckwheat flour is the main ingredient in these thin and tender Japanese noodles. Not only is this whole grain the focus of quick cooking soba noodles, but it’s also a fantastic alternative to your standard white flour pancakes, FYI. Today I’m sharing my Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce. Nutty and delicious, your family will be welcoming this new addition to the table!


  • For the noodles: Soba noodles, onions, yellow peppers, carrots, shrimp and green peas.
  • For the peanut sauce: Ginger, Garlic, Peanut Butter, Soy Sauce, Sesame Oil, Rice Wine Vinegar and Sriracha.

How to make Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce

Cook soba noodles

Start your Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce by bringing a pot of salted water to a boil and cooking your soba noodles according to package directions. When done, drain and set aside.

Liz cuts pepper

While the noodles are cooking, thinly slice the onion, yellow bell pepper, and carrot. I find a trick to getting thin strips of the carrot is to use a vegetable peeler!

Cook vegetables in the wok

Then heat some oil in a wok over medium heat and sauté your vegetables for about 7 minutes, seasoning with a little salt and pepper. Set aside and cook the shrimp in the same wok.

Put peanut butter in the bowl

While your veggies and shrimp are cooking, prepare your peanut sauce. Start by adding peanut butter and ginger to a medium bowl.

Pour soy sauce into the bowl

Then add the soy sauce and white wine vinegar.

Put sesame oil in the bowl

Followed by the sesame oil.

Grate the garlic into the bowl.

Then, using a microplane, add your freshly grated garlic.

Pour sriracha sauce into bowl

Finish it off with a touch of sriracha, although you can omit this ingredient if you’re not a fan of spices.

Whip up the peanut sauce

Whisk everything together until fully combined and set aside.

Put the vegetables back in the wok

Back at your stovetop, add your sautéed veggies to your cooked shrimp.

Pour the sauce over the vegetables in the wok

Next, pour your peanut sauce over it.

Adding soba noodles to the wok

Then add your cooked soba noodles.

Stir together shrimp soba noodle dish

Stir until everything is evenly coated in the peanut sauce, then add the green peas and sauté for a few more minutes until light green.

Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce.

Serve with chopped peanuts and fresh parsley or chives and enjoy your shrimp soba noodles in peanut sauce!

Simple Substitutions

  • Keep it gluten free. If you can get soba noodles that are really just buckwheat, they’re naturally gluten-free! Just be careful and check the ingredients, some brands add wheat flour.
  • Swap the vegetables. While I personally would never swap out the onion, you could use broccoli in place of the carrots and peas, and you could use different types of peppers instead of just yellow.

Frequently asked Questions:

Are soba noodles considered noodles?

Yes, they are a type of Japanese pasta.

What noodles are similar to soba noodles?

If you don’t have soba, the closest you could use is udon, ramen, or maybe even rice noodles.

How is soba traditionally served?

In Japan, soba is served both hot and cold, usually on a tray with some type of dipping sauce.

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Liz eats shrimp soba noodles in peanut sauce.

So free brown rice in the evening and say hello to soba noodles on the table. Your body and especially your taste buds will thank you.

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Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce

A perfect balance of sweet and spicy, these Shrimp Soba Noodles in Peanut Sauce make a delicious and quick weeknight dinner.

PREPARATION: 10 minutes

A COOK: 17 minutes

TOTAL: 27 minutes

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Servings: 4

  • Bring salted water to a boil in a large saucepan and cook soba noodles according to package directions (about 4-5 minutes).

  • Meanwhile, heat a large deep skillet or wok on high and spray with nonstick spray.

  • Sauté onions for 2 minutes before adding yellow pepper slices and cooking another 3-4 minutes or until tender.

  • While the vegetables are sautéing, whisk together the ginger, garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, sesame oil, vinegar, and sriracha; put aside.

  • To peel carrots into strips, lay a peeled whole carrot flat on a cutting board and use a carrot peeler and literally peel the carrot into long strips.

  • Add the shrimp, carrots and sauce to the pan and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes.

  • Add peas and cook until light green – about 2 minutes. Serve with extra sriracha for the table.

Excellent source of vitamins A and C, good source of iron.

Portion: 1GCalories: 431kcalCarbohydrates: 68.8GProtein: 21.8GFat: 10.4GSaturated Fatty Acids: 1.8GCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 1133mgFiber: 5.8G

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