{recipe} spicy peanut sesame noodles

We’re still committed to eating in for the month of march and choosing new recipes to try has been fun! I have lots of recipes stocked up.

I started my new job on Monday so we made this meal that night (and had a bottle of cab) to celebrate. It turned out really great and was even better the next day, cold, straight from the fridge for lunch! Go figure, I ate leftovers!

Spicy Peanut Sesame Noodles
adapted from this recipe

  • 3/4 lb dried linguine fini or spaghetti
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots 
  • 3/4 cup shelled, cooked edamame beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
For peanut dressing:
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peeled fresh ginger (I didn’t have any so I used 1 tablespoon ground ginger)
  • 1 medium garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons red-wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes (I used asian sriracha sauce, add to taste)

Make dressing: Purée dressing ingredients in a blender until smooth, about 1 minutes, then transfer to a large bowl.

Cook pasta in a 6- to 8-quart pot of boiling salted water until tender. Drain in a colander.

Add pasta, broccoli, edamame, carrots, peanuts and sesame seeds to dressing, tossing to combine, and serve immediately. Could always add some grilled chicken.

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