Peanut Tahini Noodles
I was looking for a fabulous recipe for a tahini-peanut butter salad dressing and came across this delicious recipe for a noodle dish. Here’s the link to the original recipe: http://www.artoflivingwell.ca/recipes/pasta-a-grains/821-soba-noodles-with-creamy-peanut-tahini-dressing. As always, however, I’ve changed the recipe just a touch.
- Whole wheat spaghetti — cooked according to normal instructions
- mix of colored sweet peppers (I used red, green and a little yellow I had in my freezer) for a total of one pepper (Trader’s Joes sells a really pretty and useful bag of frozen colored peppers)
- Stir-fry veggies — I used a small head of broccoli and about six mushrooms, sliced
- 1 Tbs finely chopped garlic
- Optional: chicken breast cut into strips. If you want meat in your dinner, otherwise, just put in more veggies.
For the sauce:
- 1 Tbs tahini (sesame seed paste — easily found at most supermarkets)
- 3 Tbs creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 cup chicken stock
- 1 1/2 to 3 Tbs low-sodium soy sauce
- 1 Tbs rice vinegar
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1 tsp sesame oil (the original recipe calls for 2, but it’s really not very healthy oil, so I reduced it)
- 1 tsp chopped ginger
- 1 heaping tsp corn starch
- optional: 1/2 tsp hot chili sauce or 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes to add a little kick
Mix together all the sauce ingredients except for the corn starch in a separate bowl.
Fry garlic in veg. oil
Add chicken and cook until brown. Remove from pan. (if using chicken, otherwise skip all chicken steps)
Add a little more oil to your pan. Add in veggies. Cook for 3-5 minutes, just to take off the raw-ness, but not cook through.
Put the chicken back into the pan (if using) and add in cooked noodles.
Pour your sauce and cook for about 3 minutes while you mix your corn starch with a little water.
Sprinkle some peanuts and fresh coriander on top. Serve.
Voila, one super-delicious one-dish meal that should have taken you about 20 minutes to cook from start to finish.
I will clean out my cook-book shelf and find that peanut-tahini salad dressing, promise!