Monday, July 25, 2011

Thai Peanut Butter Noodles



Posted by: Maggie


If you need a quick lunch or dinner that is made with stuff you probably already have in your cabinets, this is the recipe for you. Except for the time it took to boil a pot of water, this meal came together in 10 minutes flat - far less than the time it would take to order a similar dish via takeout. It is much healthier too, since I was able to control the amount of oil and salt added. I used Jif peanut butter and regular pasta, but you could up the health factor by using whole wheat pasta and natural peanut butter if you prefer!

Here's what you'll need:

Half a box of thin spaghetti
1/2 heaping cup of crunchy peanut butter
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon honey
1/3 cup chicken broth
1-2 tablespoons water (to thin the sauce if necessary)
3 chopped scallions, for garnish
red pepper flakes and salt, to taste

Cook spaghetti as directed on package, and drain. While the pasta is cooking, combine peanut butter, ginger, garlic, oil, honey, and chicken broth over medium heat. Whisk thoroughly to combine ingredients, and stir frequently until heated through. If the sauce is too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of water and/or additional chicken broth to thin it out. Toss sauce with drained pasta, and season to taste with red pepper flakes and salt. Serve immediately, garnished with chopped scallions.

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Adapted from: Ramshackle Glam

5 comments:

  1. Sounds delicious! I love peanut sauce on noodles! Thanks!

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  2. Great Thai noodle recipe that seems pretty easy to whip together during the work week! We'll give it a shot w/ whole wheat noodles!

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  3. Yum yum. This sounds like a quick and easy week night meal! Love it.

    This is Emily from Sugar Plum. It won't let me sign in for some reason.

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    Tasty Appetite

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  5. peanut butter is the pitfall of my existence. Period.

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