Friday, May 14, 2010

Spicy Thai Peanut Noodles

I don't know about you, but I love sweet combined with salty & spicy. This embodies those flavors. It's so easy and uses things that I have around the house most of the time. Beats paying $10 from a restaurant....and they are catered to YOUR tastes.

12-16oz of long pasta (spaghetti, thin spaghetti, linguini)
1/4 cup peanut butter (I used reduced fat)
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp grated/minced ginger
1-2 tsp Rooster sauce (depending on how spicy you like 'em)
a few shakes of toasted sesame oil
1/4 cup of roasted, unsalted peanuts (crushed/chopped)
1/4 cup of diced/minced green onions
1/4 - 1/2 cup of reserved starchy water from the pasta

Get the water on to boil and start the pasta. Put the peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic, ginger, rooser sauce, and toasted sesame oil in a microwavable container.

Warm up in micro for about 30 seconds. Whisk it together until it's all uniformly incorporated and set aside - it should look vaguely like chocolate.

When the pasta is done, set aside the starchy water, drain the pasta. Put the pasta back into the pan (unrinsed and hot) and mix in the peanut butter mixture with tongs. Add the starchy pasta water until it's not so super sticky. Then garnish with the green onions and crushed peanuts.

OMG. These are goooooood. The heat hits after you swallow the bite. It's not spicy, but just warm. Sweet, spicy, nutty, delicious. You MUST try them. Soooo cheap to make and soooo delicious.

My 2 year old GOBBLED these up. He's a big fan of peanut butter....and garlic....and noodles. So combine them all together? Winner winner, Thai noodle dinner!

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