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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

For Scott and N

Mascara or Lipstick? Scott and N were the only ones to reply on this blog... perhaps fortunately for me, as it made my own assignment much easier.

I wanted to see if I could come up with something yummy using the "favorite ingredients" submitted by folks, and the two ingredients given high marks were peanut butter and hot-sauce.

What to make? Noodles with spicy peanut sauce!! So, so simple and delicious to boot.

I had around 5 oz. of "nest noodles" left over from sometime last year, so decided to use them up. I cooked them first (boiling water, salt, you know the deal), then drained, then stirred in a Tablespoon of Olive Oil until the noodles were uniformly coated. Into the cooler with the noodles!

Next stop, peanut sauce. Into a small bowl, I added:

2 generous T. peanut butter (natural, crunchy style)
1 teaspoon of sugar
2 T. soy sauce
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1 teaspoon sherry
and a squirt of Sriracha hot sauce (season to taste, depending on your sauce and what you like. It is easy to stir in more if you want)

1) Mix the above ingredients well.
2) Add hot water slowly, stirring well, until your sauce is creamy and about the consistency of a cheese sauce.
3) Pour peanut sauce over cold noodles and mix gently to coat noodles thoroughly.

I garnished with a sprinkling of sesame seeds.

Verdict: I want to make this again! Soon!


  1. Nice! I suspect you are more 'cook' than you let on!


  2. Hi Tim, Well, if lots of experience with lentils makes me a cook, I'll take the title. Otherwise, I have some work to do! A couple weeks ago I wouldn't have had the sherry or vinegar in my cupboard, but thanks to earlier recipes I tried, I did. I can see a potential snowball effect of new ingredients... exciting! I'll answer your brownie question on "pancake" comment thread. Cheers!


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