Monday, March 25, 2013

Thai Spicy Noodles with Peanut Sauce


The weekend is over and a new week has begun. I had a pretty awesome weekend. I cooked random stuff and dirtied the kitchen beyond words. Surprisingly I managed to clean it all up and then dirty it all over again. I got to go shopping and bought pretty shoesies for my trip to Hawaii. I'm in love with them. I wish it wasn't so cold; I can't wear them and go out. It's like -5 degrees (Celsius) right now. 

Anyway, today's post is about a new recipe I tried over the weekend which turned out pretty good. I went through a bunch recipes online but made this with a few tweaks of my own. Hope you like it.


For Noodles

1 packet of noodles (spaghetti, linguine, angel hair... whatever you like)
1/2 cup sesame oil
1/4 cup vegetable oil
4 tbsp chili flakes
Pinch of garlic powder
1/2 cup green onions, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, finely shredded
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup peanuts, chopped
7 tbsp soy sauce
6 tbsp honey
Salt to taste

For Peanut Sauce

1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
3/4 cup coconut milk
1 tbsp fresh ginger root, minced
3 cloves of garlic, minced
5 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp hot sauce (I just used Sriracha. You can use anything. Tobasco or Sambal Olek will do, too. If you can't handle hot, put just 1 tbsp)
1 tsp lime juice


1. Cook your noodles with a teaspoon of salt. Drain under cold water.

2. In a deep pan, heat sesame oil, vegetable oil, chili flakes, a dash of garlic powder and a teaspoon of salt. Let it cook for five minutes on medium heat.

3. After five minutes of cooking, remove the chili flakes. If you want it to be a little spicy, leave some in like I did. But if spice isn't your thing, you should remove all of it.

4. Now add soy sauce and honey to the oil.

4. Add your noodles to this chili oil and toss to coat.

There will be oil left in the bottom but that's okay. Just keep stirring it with the noodles.

5. Chop up your veggies.

6. Add this to the noodles. Sprinkle chopped peanuts over it.

7. Mix all the ingredients listed above to make peanut sauce. It's really quite simple. 

And you're done! Toss the noodles with the veggies and enjoy with peanut sauce. Remember peanut sauce makes you fat so don't eat more than two tablespoons with one serving of noodles.

Happy Monday everyone! :D

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