|a light meal that is rich in flavour|
what you need:
for the peanut sauce
- 2 heaping tbsp natural peanut butter
- 2 tbsp naturally brewed soy sauce
- 1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 2 slices fresh ginger
- 1 large garlic clove
- 2 green onions
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1 tbsp grapeseed oil (or vegetable oil)
- 1 tsp white pepper
for the noodles
- 4 servings of any dry asian noodle, you can even use pasta (e.g. linguine)
- 2 medium carrots
- 1 handful fresh cilantro
- a small bunch broccolini (or broccoli)
what to do:
- Start by getting your sauce ready. Thinly slice ginger and roughly chop garlic. Cut off bottom white part of green onions (about 2 inches) and slice lengthwise. Get the rest of the ingredients for the sauce measured and ready on hand.
- In a small sauce pan on medium, heat up grapeseed and sesame oil. Add ginger, garlic, and onions. Sauté for about 1 min, then deglaze with the water. Add soy sauce, peanut butter, vinegar, and white pepper. Stir until peanut butter dissolves, and reduce heat down to a simmer. Allow it to reduce to about half.
garlic, onions, and ginger sautéing reducing sauce
- Get a large pot of water on the stove on high heat to cook the noodles.
- While waiting for the pot to boil, clean and prepare vegetables. Peel and grate the carrots, and slice broccoli into long slim pieces. Slice remaining green onion on a bias and roughly tear cilantro.
- Once the water is boiling, add noodles. Depending on what kind of noodles you are using, your cooking time will vary. Whatever your package indicates, set your timer for 1 minute shy of it's cooking time. This is because you want to put the vegetables in with the noodles to cook for 1 minute.
- Drain noodles and vegetables, reserving about 1 cup of the cooking liquid.
- Return noodles and vegetables to pot and pour reduced peanut sauce over noodles and toss. You may need to add a little bit of the cooking liquid if the noodles seem too dry. Toss in some of your cilantro and green onions, but reserve a small amount for garnish.
- Transfer noodles to serving platter and top with cilantro and green onion for garnish. Serve with your favourite hot sauce if desired - we used sriracha. Enjoy!