Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Whole Wheat Linguine And Bell Peppers With Spicy Peanut Sauce

Peanut sauce is something that my hubby, Dr J. and I are picky about.  I think that there are a lot of ways to make it, and there's a lot of personal preference involved.  Last Sunday night we set out to master our own perfect peanut sauce.  We threw out our first attempt... it was a little salty and the sesame oil was too overpowering.  The second go, we lessened the amount of soy and eliminated the sesame oil altogether.  The result was just what our taste buds were looking for... our very own perfect peanut sauce.

Spicy Peanut Sauce

1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup coconut milk
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 teaspoons red curry paste
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar
salt to taste

1.  Over medium heat combine oil, garlic and ginger until aromatic.
2.  Reduce heat to low and add remaining ingredients, stirring constantly.

Cooked Bell Peppers and Onions

1 large yellow onion
1 tablespoon olive oil, or enough to coat a large saute pan.
1 red bell pepper
1 green bell pepper
1 cup shredded carrots
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp kosher salt

1.  Heat oil in pan over medium heat.
2.  Add onions and cook until translucent.
3.  Add remaining ingredients and continue to cook for about 6-7 minutes.

To Assemble The Pasta Dish

Cooked bell peppers and onions
Spicy Peanut Sauce
Whole wheat linguine noodles, cooked al dente

Toss the noodles in your desired amount of the spicy peanut sauce.  Add veggies and gently toss to evenly distribute them throughout the noodles.



Morgan-- said...

I pretty much love ANYTHING smothered in a good peanut sauce! Yours looks amazing! I bet it tastes soooo good with the coconut milk in it! Good thinking Elise and Dr.J!!!!!

Beth said...

OK, you and the little house of veggies have got to slow down :) I have saved all of these great recipes and am trying them as fast as I can. Thank you for making the transition to a vegan (and someone who cooks) so easy and delicious!