We’ve been hard at work over the stove working on more shel-stable, adventure-ready, survival meals that are shelf stable and taste great! This one is a crowd favorite that has TEAM DRAGOON asking “When are we having THAT again?”
THE GOAL is to create nutritious meals you can keep in your pantry or carry on your next adventure that you WANT TO EAT and WILL EAT routinely. We’ll be sharing a new round of Dragoon Meals in the weeks to come.
This quick dinner is as simple as tossing a package of ramen noodles with a flavor-packed spicy peanut sauce, which slicks each noodle with layers of flavor. Punchy vinegar, salty soy sauce, and spicy sriracha balance the creamy peanut butter in the rich sauce. It’s a flexible mixture, which would taste great alongside grilled chicken, pork satay, or even roasted mushrooms. Experiment with your favorites. We even found some fresh cilantro and a squeeze of line juice to freshen up the mix.
To turn this into an even more filling meal add whatever meat you have on hand, canned chicken, SPAM, or whatever is available.
INGREDIENTS. Feeds two.
- 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons Sriracha chile sauce
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame or olive oil
- 2 packages ramen noodles (DO NOT use seasoning packets, but set aside to flavor another meal).
- 1/2 cup roasted peanuts, whole or chopped (throw in more as desired).
- OPTIONAL: Add 10 ounces of meat per person as available and desired
Step 1 Bring a pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, sriracha, oil in a large heatproof bowl; set aside.
Step 2 Add ramen noodles to boiling water; cook until just cooked through, about 3 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup cooking water.
Step 3 Whisk ⅓ cup reserved hot cooking water into peanut butter mixture in bowl. Immediately add hot noodles to mixture; toss to coat, adding additional hot cooking water, 1 tablespoon at a time, as needed until desired consistency is reached.
NOTE: We think there is never enough of this sauce, so go ahead and dump it all in!
Step 4 Serve noodles topped with peanuts add another drizzle of Sriracha Sauce if desired.
Serve and enjoy. We’ve never made it and had leftovers, so can only guess that this is exceptional the second heating and time around!