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Monday, April 29, 2013

Sesame Noodles With Scallions & Radishes


This recipe came out of the paper and it was amazingly delicious.  I'm a fan of peanut sauce anyway, but this one was SO good. 


The original recipe is vegetarian, but I marinated a chicken breast in Asian Sesame Salad Dressing, then grilled it and sliced it to throw in.  I also bought some fried tofu at the little Asian market by my house, and it comes in large rectangles, so we threw those on the grill as well.  So you could keep the recipe as veggie only, or amp up the protein with meat, tofu, or both like I did.

In addition to the radish and green onion, I added yellow bell pepper and cucumber.  You could throw in any extra veggies.  Also, instead of regular pasta, you could use wide rice noodles, which would be super yummy.  This one's goin' in the keep file for sure.

Here's my version:

Sesame Noodles With Scallions & Radishes 
Printable Recipe

Ingredients:

1 lb dried linguini or rice noodles
1/2 C creamy peanut butter
1/4 C warm water + more if needed
1/4 soy sauce
1 Tbsp chopped fresh ginger
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 Tbsp sesame oil
1 Tbsp honey
3/4 tsp red pepper flakes
4 scallions, sliced
6 radishes, thinly sliced
1/4 English cucumber, thinly sliced
1/2 yellow, red, or orange bell pepper, sliced
1 large cooked chicken breast, sliced
Cooked tofu, sliced

Directions:

Cook noodles until al dente and drain.

Meanwhile, in a blender, puree peanut butter, 1/4 C warm water, soy sauce, ginger, garlic, vinegar, oil, honey, and pepper flakes.  If necessary, thin with additional water, a tablespoon at a time.

Toss pasta with dressing and remaining ingredients.

Here's dinner on my plate:









All five of us devoured this.
Mouth pleaser all the way around.


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5 comments:

  1. yum, yum, yum. I love thai food and anything with peanut butter. Making this one day this week.

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  2. Hey you!!! This looks yuuummmy! I am on the hunt for something I can substitute for peanut...we use sun butter and I wonder if that would work here! I must say that you have inspired me with my dinners! Thank you for all you do...it is always so nice to get new ideas to feed the fam! Have a great week!

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  3. Yep! Totally making this! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. So, I don't usually like radishes...but this may just make me a believer. I love the notion of peanut butter in anything!

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  5. Just pinned that little baby. I made a peanut sauce based on one of your previous recipes once and loved it. Definitely trying this one.

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