Wednesday, April 10, 2013

My favorite meal!

Peanut Noodles

Start off by making the cucumber, red pepper sambal.

Peel, seed and cube up one cucumber

Cube up one red bell pepper

Slice up a bundle of green onions super thin

Toss together
Add in about a half of a cup of rice wine vinegar
I TBSP sugar
I tsp salt
1 tsp red pepper flakes
Mix up and place in the refrigerator to marinade

Next fill your pot with water and let the water boil. while the water is boiling begin to make the peanut sauce recipe below. Once water is boiled add pasta of choice and cook.

Peanut sauce
3/4 Cup peanut butter
1/2 Cup water
1/3 Cup rice wine vinegar
1/3 Cup low sodium soy sauce
1 TBSP fresh grated ginger
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp sesame oil
1 TBSP chili garlic sauce
Grind in a about 1/8 tsp black pepper

The consistency should not be super thick nor super thin. If it is too thin add peanut butter. If too thick add a little bit of each one of the liquids listed above. The consistency should look like the picture below when you are pouring it on your pasta.

Drain your pasta. Place the amount you want in your bowl. Next pour the peanut sauce over the noodles and mix around so the sauce is covering all of the pasta. Next get the cucumber red pepper sambal out of the fridge. Stir it up again and scoop it on top of your pasta. Make sure to get some of the juices. All the flavors work really well together. Lastly sit down, eat and enjoy.

The sambal above is enough for about 4 people while the peanut sauce will only serve 2-3 people. I recommend doubling it because it is better to have too much rather then too little and it is also great as a salad dressing the next day:)

P.S. This pasta is also great with grilled chicken on top.

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