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Peanut Noodle Salad

Posted by Hilary on June 27, 2009

This is a dish that I’ve been making for two and a half years or so, and one that I’ve altered to fit my own tastes. I’ll try to point out which parts have been changed to suit me, and therefore can be changed back to suit y’all. Here goes:

Ingredients:

1 package (pound) of spaghetti (or linguine)

1 package firm or extra firm tofu (optional, something I like)

4-6 oz snow peas, strings removed

1/2 cup peanut butter

1 TB grated fresh ginger (2 TB if you’re adding tofu)

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 TB rice vinegar (white vinegar will work as well)

2 TB sesame oil

1/2 tsp (or more, to taste) chile paste or hot pepper sauce

1/4 peanuts (I grind them up a little, cause I hate eating whole peanuts in savory food)

1 green onion, chopped

Directions:

1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain (do not rinse, never rinse cooked pasta people) and set aside 1 cup of pasta cooking water for later.

2. Brown tofu in a frying pan with sesame oil and 1 TB grated ginger. Set aside.

3. Cook snow peas in boiling water for 2 minutes. Rinse with cold running water. Cut lengthwise into strips.

4. Prepare sauce: In a large bowl, with a wire whisk, mix peanut butter, ginger, pasta water, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil, and chile paste until smooth.

5. Add pasta to sauce and toss to coat. Mix in tofu if you have it. Add snow peas. Sprinkle with peanuts and green onion.

Enjoy!

-Hilhil

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