GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - Our family has decided that this spicy peanut sauce on anything is fabulous! Use the sauce as a dip for vegetables or a spread for crackers. Thin it down and you'll have a great salad dressing. Most of the ingredients store well, so once these items are on hand, this dish can be made at a moment's notice. Very versatile and simple to whip up, it can be served as a warm main dish or chilled over a bed of greens. The possibilities are endless.
Vegans and non-vegans can unite with this recipe, as different protein options can be added to the individual portions.
Thai Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce
Makes 5 servings
16 oz. Pasta/GF Pasta/Rice Noodles
2 T Sesame Oil
Spicy Peanut Sauce:
1/3 C Peanut butter, creamy
1/8 C Soy sauce
3 T Rice vinegar
2 T Sesame oil
1T Chili garlic sauce
1 T Ginger root, fresh and grated
3 Garlic cloves
2 C Broccoli florets
3 Green onions, chopped
1/3 C Cashews, chopped
Dash of Crushed red pepper
- Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water, according to the package directions.
- Drain noodles, retaining water to steam broccoli florets.
- In medium bowl, add noodles and 2T of sesame oil.
- Toss to coat and set aside.
Spicy Peanut Sauce:
- In a food processor add peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chili garlic sauce, ginger and garlic.
- Process until smooth and set aside.
- Steam broccoli florets over the pasta water until bright green and tender.
- Add sauce and broccoli to noodles, toss to coat and place in a serving dish.
- While broccoli is steaming, chop the green onions and cashews.
- Finish the dish by garnishing with green onions, cashews and crushed red pepper, then serve.
* If desired, add tofu, tempeh, pork tenderloin, or shrimp.
*All of the above ingredients, are available at D&W Fresh Market.
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