I love Thai Food and I love noodles. I don’t love having to spend $10 per noodle order and also having to drive to pick it up. I’ve played around with Asian type dishes for a long time. It can be a bit overwhelming since you need a variety of ethnic ingredients. For me that’s OK but for others they are just simply hard to find. I decided to try making a peanut noodle dish and I was pleasantly surprised with how this dish came out. I suggest prepping all the ingredients ahead just to save yourself some time (especially if you have kids!) Enjoy
THAI PEANUT NOODLES
1 Package of Udon or Lo Mein Noodles (or any soft noodle like linguine)
- 1/2 cup green onion, chopped
- 1 cup finely shredded carrot
- 2 cups frozen stir fry vegetables
- 3 tablespoons minced fresh garlic
- 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger or 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1/4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1/2 tablespoon chili-garlic sauce
- 4 tablespoons of sesame oil
Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water according to package directions
Drain and return to pot.
Add 2 TBSP sesame oil and toss to coat
Heat remaining 2 TBSP sesame oil in heavy pot over medium-high heat.
Add green onions, carrots, stir-fry veggies, garlic and ginger (any type of veggies you want)
Saute until vegetables soften, about 4 minutes
Add honey, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar and chili-garlic sauce and mix well.
Simmer sauce 2 minutes.
Pour sauce over pasta and toss well.
Transfer to platter and serve warm.
Garnish with additional green onions, julienned cucumber, crushed peanuts and a lime wedge