In my post Christmas shopping adventures I found the most wonderful cookbook.
There are a bunch of recipes in here that I plan to make. If you are cooking for more than one it will be easy to double or triple the amounts.
This recipe is for Somen Noodles with Peanut sauce. If you cannot get somen noodles you can use ramen, spaghetti or linguini.
First get your pan of water on the stove.
These are somen noodles. I discovered these when they were served on a salad and I loved them. If you do find these be VERY careful because they cook FAST!
It says to use some fancy peanut butter but Jif has always been my peanut butter and I don't need anything else. The writing on the jar is to let everyone know that is MY peanut butter and that eating out of the jar is not permitted. Yes, I have to do that in my house :)
You could use any hot sauce you'd like or cayenne pepper.
Here is a great tip, keep your brown sugar in the freezer and pull it out a bit before you need to use it and it will stay soft instead of turning into a brick in your pantry.
Add your garlic. I never used a garlic press before because I heard they were a pain to clean, but my sister got me this one for Christmas and it worked great and it cleaned up very easily. I would definitely recommend you get one of these and use fresh garlic instead of buying that minced junk they sell in jars.
Stir all of the ingredients well. The recipe said to stick the mix in a jar and shake, but I don't have random jars laying around and just whisked it up.
Your water should be boiling so toss in the noodles. If you have the somen noodles keep a VERY close eye on them because you do not want them to get mushy.
Your peanut sauce should almost look like chocolate. The sauce is thick so I drained the noodles and threw them back in the same pan leaving just a little bit of water so they would be easier to combine.
I garnished with some peanuts and dug in!
It was delicious and I will definitely make it again! The recipe suggests using the sauce for dipping with veggies and tofu as well, but I'd just add the tofu or even chicken to this recipe and it would be great. I hope you give this one a try!