Friday, July 30, 2010

easy peanut noodles

I have the day off today.  I know what you're thinking. Cool... a Friday in July... a long weekend.  Nah.  My husband is moving his office... to the building right next door.  (Don't ask.) He and his staff have been working on packing and moving some things, but today is the expensive big Professional Movers day.  I'll be helping physically, but really, I am there for his mental support mostly. We've recruited our three teenage boys and at least one friend.  It should be an adventure.


I planned to make this recipe for dinner tonight because it's pretty easy and it tastes so good.  The day hasn't started yet, but already I am leaning towards pizza and a few beers.  I'll have to let you know.  In any case, if you are looking for something a little different give my Peanut Noodle dish a try.  



PEANUT NOODLES 

INGREDIENTS 

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced (white parts only)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes


DIRECTIONS

  1. Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, combine oil and onions in a small skillet. Saute over low heat until tender. Add ginger; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, sugar, and red pepper flakes. Remove from heat.
  3. Toss noodles with sauce, and serve. Ready in about 25 minutes. (Prep time: 10 minutes, Cook time: 15 minutes)


I am not a fan of peanuts (although I love peanut butter) but you could add chopped peanuts on top for a nice garnish.  I also always add more ginger and red pepper flakes than the recipe calls for because that's how I like it.  Substitute udon noodle or anything other long pasta for the spaghetti. Experiment and make it yours.

17 comments:

  1. Yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your day off? :-) And Happy weekend!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your new follower!

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  2. Easy recipe for me. Even I could do that. I am moving apts this weekend too. So I think the pizza and beer may work for me too. Happy moving, if that's possible!

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  3. Looks good - you could probably add veggies or shrimp to it too. Delicious! I'm moving this weekend so I understand your pain :(

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  4. One of my favorite dishes...thank you!!!!!!!


    Happy Friday!

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  5. Looks yummy... Hope your moving was uneventful :)

    love you..

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  6. Now that sounds easy and yummy and my kids would love it! :)

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  7. That recipe sounds like heaven!

    =)

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  8. Pizza and beer are always a good option -- but ESPECIALLY on a moving day that takes place at the end of July.

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  9. we make this recipe at my friend's catering recipe, and it is delish chilled!!! Everyone loves it when we bring it.

    Wanted to say I'm so glad you enjoyed the post today, know what? My husband's direct wors are in there...so, thought I'd help the other brothers out.

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  10. Good luck with the move! Love the recipe, but pizza is sort of required in the moving process....

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  11. now that sounds so good, and so easy.....some nights you need something you can make in a hurry that will wow the taste buds!! your peanut noodle recipe is a keeper!

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  12. This sounds and looks amazing. I love peanut flavor and cilantro. Mmmm, so hungry now.

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  13. This sounds like Pad Thai. Delish!

    Divine with chicken, with a glass of white wine and sat across from a gorgeous Spaniard.

    What? The Spaniard bit was too much wasn't it?

    Damn.

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  14. Oh gosh, this sounds delicious! AND easy - best combo. Hope the moving went well - and you sat out as much as humanly possible. :)

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  15. This looks yummy. My daughter will love it! cheers!

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