Contributor: Rubab Rasool (Peshawar, Pakistan)


# Noodles with Lime Peanut Sauce

 

 


Noodles with Lime Peanut Sauce

Ingredients :

Posted since : 06-03-2008

  • Spinach linguine or whole-wheatspaghetti - 1 1/2 cup

  • Broccoli florets - 2 cups

  • Snow peas, trimmed - 2cup

  • Sugar snap peas, trimmed - 2 cups

  • Natural creamy peanut butter - 1/2 cup

  • Water - 1/4 cup

  • Low-sodium soy sauce - 1/4 cup

  • Rice vinegar - 2 tbsp

  • Fresh lime juice - 2 tbsp

  • Scallion, cut into pieces - 1

  • Fresh ginger, finely grated -3/4

  • Brown sugar - 2 tbsp

  • Red pepper flakes - 1/4 tbsp

  • Shelled unsalted peanuts - 1/2 cup

Method :

  • Cook the pasta in a large pot of water according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water.

  • While the pasta is cooking, put the broccoli in a steamer basket over a large pot of boiling water and steam it for 3 minutes.

  • Add the snow peas and sugar snap peas and steam for 2 minutes more.

  • Toast the peanuts in a dry pan over a medium heat until they become fragrant, it takes about 3 minutes. Set them aside to cool.

  • Make the sauce by pureeing the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, lime juice, scallion, ginger, sugar and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender until smooth.

  • Just before serving, toss the pasta with 3/4 cup of the peanut sauce.

  • Divide into 6 serving bowls and top each serving with the vegetables.

  • Drizzle the remaining sauce over the vegetables.

  • Coarsely chop the peanuts, sprinkle them on top and serve.

 

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