19 December 2011

the luck of the pot

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Even though it's the holidays, you don't have to bring figgy pudding and eggnog to your friend's holiday potluck parties.  Okay... you should probably bring some nog, especially if it's spiked with rum.  OR you could do something totally different.  Enter: spicy peanut noodles.

This asian noodle dish comes together in twenty minutes or less and is pretty healthy, considering it's base is pasta.  With sauteed tempeh, ginger, and immune-kicking red pepper flakes, you'll be amazingly satisfied after eating these babies.

Recipe for Spicy Peanut Noodles
1 lb flat, wide noodles (or any variety), cooked and drained
8 oz crumbled tempeh
1 large clove garlic, minced
2 tbsp sesame oil
a few dashes of soy sauce
2 tbsp chili paste
1 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp grated ginger
1/2 cup unsalted peanuts
1/2 cup chopped green onions
3 tbsp sesame seeds
2 tbsp red pepper flakes

Sautee tempeh and garlic in wok with sesame oil and soy sauce.  When browned, add chili paste and ginger.  Toss in noodles, peanut butter,  and honey.  Stir and let simmer 2-3 minutes to combine flavors.  Garnish with peanuts, green onions, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes.

Looks like holiday food to me, no?


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