Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Noodles in Peanut Sauce

The original recipe calls for a teaspoon of crushed red pepper and is called Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce.  However, to make it kid-friendly, I didn't add the crushed pepper.  I also omitted the chicken since I was serving it with the pork.

Noodles in Peanut Sauce
Recipe adapted from Spicy Soba Noodles with Chicken in Peanut Sauce, posted on the Cooking Light message boards by little_bopeep
Cooking Light, September 2000

1 carrot, peeled
1/3 cup reduced-fat peanut butter
2 tablespoons honey
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
1 garlic clove, minced
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 pound fettuccini, cooked
6 tablespoons sliced green onions
6 tablespoons chopped unsalted, dry-roasted peanuts

1. Shave carrot lengthwise into thin strips using a vegetable peeler; set aside.

2. Combine the peanut butter, honey, soy sauce, garlic, and chicken broth in a small bowl;stir with a whisk until smooth.

3. Combine carrot, peanut sauce, and noodles in a large bowl; toss to coat. Sprinkle with onions and peanuts.

Family Rating: 1 1/2 thumbs up.  The kids liked the noodles but picked out the carrots and scallions. 

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