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This is another winner from Ellie Krieger. She starts with whole wheat noodles and bulks it up with a ton of yummy green vegetables, then mixes it all up with a tasty and satisfying peanut sauce.
The sauce consists of creamy peanut butter (I made my own - more on that in another post), soy sauce, water, vinegar, lime juice, scallion, ginger, brown sugar and red pepper flakes. I left out the scallion - didn’t have any, and the red pepper flakes - don’t like them. The sauce was very tasty. In my sauce, the main flavor (besides the PB ) was the soy sauce, which I loved. You would think that maybe it would be overly salty, but these two ingredients really complemented each other, and the lime and ginger helped to cut through the richness of it all. I don’t know if I added the correct amount of ginger, but I would have enjoyed a bit more in my sauce.
This was my first foray into making peanut sauce and I have only eaten it a handful of times. So, I didn’t really have any expectations of the sauce or anything to compare it to. I am not sure how others will feel about this sauce, I am interested to hear my fellow cooks opinions and see if they made any changes.
Instead of regular whole wheat pasta (which I don’t really like) I used a package of udon noodles that I have had in the pantry waiting for just the right thing. I ate this warm and cold. It was great both ways, but I liked it better on the warmer side. Though I did eat it right out of the fridge at work because i was hungry, so it may have been better if I had let it come down to room temperature for a bit before stuffing my ravenous face.
I will definitely be making this again, and am looking forward to eating the rest of it tonight for dinner. You can find the recipe here, and you can see what the other Craving Ellie ladies thought here.