Tuesday, September 30, 2008

thai peanut noodles...

1 cup julienned carrots
1 small onion; sliced
3 green onions; sliced into 2 in pieces
1 Tbsp canola oil, divided
2 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup chicken broth
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
3 Tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1 1/2 cups snow peas
1 lb pasta, cooked
1/2-1/4 cup peanuts

Heat 1 tsp oil in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add the ginger and minced garlic; saute 30 seconds. Add chicken broth and the next 5 ingredients; stir until well blended. Reduce heat and simmer 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm. Meanwhile, cook pasta until al dente. Heat 2 tsp oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add carrots and onions, season with salt & pepper and cook until almost tender. Add snow peas and green onions and cook 1-2 min more. Toss vegetables, pasta and peanut sauce together and sprinkle with peanuts.

This was a nice change from the usual pasta. My kids DEVOURED this...and they don't really like peanut butter that much! Was it good...yes. Is is a new favorite...probably not. I would like to tweak the peanut sauce a little. As it cools down the peanut butter starts to solidify back to it's normal state. That consistency bugged me a little, but it still tasted really good.
(1 cup 7pts)


Kenny and Linsey said...

This looks too good! When can I come over for dinner?

Cindy said...

I love Thai Food! I think I will try it! BTW I found your blog through Judy. It looks great!

SavvyGirl said...

looks so yummy, can't wait to try it out.

Mary Ann said...

This looks really good. I have been wanting to try more Thai recipes at home. Great recipe!

Alyssa Myers said...

LOVE this! I made it tonight for my husband and it was amazing! and now we have yummy leftovers too :) thanks!