Wednesday, February 24, 2010

I love me some Peanut Sauce

I've been thinking about Peanut Sauce for the past two day. You know that carving where you can almost taste it? YEAH it's been that bad. So I went in search for the perfect recipe that would hit the spot and I found it!! 
My Girlfriend  had previously mentioned this recipe which she absolutely loves, so I decided to give it a try.

Sesame Noodles With Chicken (without the Sesame) 
adapted from Cooking Light
8 ounces uncooked Whole Wheat Linguine 
1 cup matchstick-cut carrots 
2/3 cup organic vegetable broth 
1/2 cup of natural peanut butter 
2 tablespoons rice vinegar 
2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce 
1 tablespoon of fresh ginger 
1 tablespoon of Honey 
2 teaspoons of Sriracha (hot chile sauce) 
EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) 
2 chicken breast cut into bite size pieces 
1 cup of thinly sliced green onions 
2 tablespoons of toasted sesame seeds (which I didn't have on hand)

Cook Pasta according to package directions, without salt or fat. Add carrots to Pasta during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Drain well 
Saute the Chicken in a pan with a little bit of evoo until the chicken is cooked.
Combine broth, peanut butter, rice vinegar, soy sauce, ginger, Honey and Sriracha in a blender and process until smooth. Add the broth mixture and green onions to the chicken and bring to a simmer (this is just to warm up the sauce). Combine the Pasta with the Chicken mixture and enjoy!! 
This makes 5 servings. 

I really LOVED this dish. 
The Peanut sauce was prefect, it had just the right amount of piquance, but I've been told that my threshold for heat is LOW so feel free to add a bit more chile sauce depending on how spicy you like it.
For next time I would probably reduce the amount of Peanut butter to 1/3 cup because it does have a real peanut butter taste. 
It does make quite a bit of sauce and you could almost use only half of it ... I hate when you make a recipe and don't have enough sauce and that's not the case with this recipe.
I can see myself making this recipe using Shrimp instead of Chicken or just adding more veggies, like broccoli and making this a vegetarian dish. 
YUM !! So glad I have leftovers for tomorrows lunch. 

1 comment:

Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty said...

wow.. that sounds pretty fantastic!! Must add to my "to cook" list! :)

Thanks for a great recipe!!