Sunday, May 22, 2011

Pea Nutty Noodles

This will be the last post for Good Health Recipes Sundays. My race season is in full-swing now, and the great majority of them will be run on Sundays. Also, I will be blogging on Sundays about my scheduled long runs for half marathon training, which officially begins next week. Therefore, I am ending this series. :)


Peanut Sauce

1 lb. of your favourite shaped pasta
1 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup soy sauce
2/3 cup warm water
2 Tbsp. fresh ginger, chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp. honey
3 Tbsp. white (rice or wine) vinegar

Garnishes ... Pick and Choose
Any You Please and as Much as You Want

Chopped peanuts
Diced cucumbers
Diced apples
Sliced scallions
Limes, cut into quarters
Sliced cabbage
Asian chili sauce, if you are brave
Chopped fresh cilantro or mint
Shredded carrots

Pick out the garnishes you want to serve with the noodles and chop, dice and slice them. Put them in little bowls.

Boil the past until it is al dente (not too mushy). The pasta water should have enough salt to taste like the sea (see guide below). When it is well done, quickly rinse the pasta in cold water.

Now mix all the ingredients for the peanut sauce together in a big bowl with a big spoon. Stir until it is all mixed together and smooth.

Taste the sauce ... is it perfect? When it is, toss in the pasta and pout into a pile on a big bowl or platter. Put the little bowl of garnishes around the platter and enjoy!

from The Family Dinner by Laurie David

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