At the time I’m writing this, I have 140 pins to my food board.
The thing is, the majority of them are things that I would like to cook at some point. I’ve already made 5 or 6 recipes off of that board.
I was looking for something fast, easy, cheap, and relatively soft- the whole root canal thing.
I found a recipe on foodgawker that I pinned to my food board- and then wondered about it- love food eats’s fiery hot noodles.
It sounded really good, don’t get me wrong. But…that’s not nearly hot for me. And there’s no protein- and I started dreaming about the peanut noodles I used to make in grad school. And soy sauce? Why would I use soy sauce when I can use fish sauce? Or…even better…oyster sauce?
This is what my lunch turned into.
Blazing Peanut Noodles
*Contains both nut and shellfish products. You could use sunbutter or almond butter for the peanut, though it’ll give a different flavor profile. Swap the oyster sauce for soy sauce.
**Makes one serving. Increase the sauce recipe to serve more.
*** I have never measured anything for my peanut noodles. This is one of those entirely to taste recipes. Most of these ingredients can be found at a larger store like Wegmans or at a speciality shop.
1 serving cooked straight noodles (I used linguine because I had it, but I used to use instant ramon noodles without the seasoning packet with really good success)
1/2 tablespoon chili paste
approx. 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
approx. 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 teaspoon smooth peanut butter
approx. 1 teaspoon sugar
approx. 1 teaspoon sesame oil.
approx. 1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 serving vegetable of choice
Mix all ingredients other than noodles and vegetables in a small bowl. Set aside
Stir fry vegetables in small pan (I used green beans for the example). When the vegetables are at desired doneness, add sauce. Allow to cook down for approx. 30 seconds stirring constantly. Add noodles and stir to coat.