Tasty Tuesday: Peanut Sauce Noodles with Sautéed Veggies. 

Last week I had made Vietnamese spring rolls because it was hot and I was craving flavour without having to cook under heat. I made a lot of peanut sauce and having some left over the next day, I decided to make peanut sauce noodles. It was so good, and I barely had to cook to create such rich flavour. I had to share it with you all!

The peanut sauce recipe is originally from this post on Chowhound.  

Tisha’s Veggie Peanut Sauce Noodles
Serves: 4-5 people
Meal: Lunch
Ingredients for peanut sauce:

  • For the peanut sauce:
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (crunchy or creamy)
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice (from about 1 1/2 medium limes)
  • 4 1/2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons chilli-garlic paste
  • 1 medium garlic clove, mashed to a paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame oil

Ingredients for noodles:

  • One packet of rice stick noodles (300-400g)
  • 3 carrots, sliced in coins
  • 2 red bell peppers, julienned
  • One large onion, sliced thinly
  • 6 chestnut mushrooms, sliced thinly.
  • Oil for sautéing 
  • Large mixing bowl

Method:

  1. First make the peanut sauce. Mix all ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add one teaspoon of oil to a pan and sauté onions with a little salt for about 2 minutes. Remove and place in large bowl for mixing. 
  3. Add one teaspoon of oil to a pan and sauté mushrooms with a little salt for about 2 minutes. Remove and place into bowl. 
  4. Add two teaspoons of oil to a pan and sauté carrots with a little salt for about 3 minutes. Then add bell pepper and sauté for another minute. Remove and place into plate. 
  5. Cook rice noodles. You must keep them submerged in water until you need to use them, or else it will get clumped together. (TIP: I like to place my noodles in a pot and pour boiling water over them, and cover for about 7-10 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes. Does the trick! Just make sure they are cooked.)
  6. Put noodles in the large mixing bowl and add a little sesame oil to keep from clumping. 
  7. Gently mix in peanut sauce. 
  8. Your peanut sauce noodles are ready to be devoured. Happy eats!