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Peanutty Noodles

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Got to make this snappy because I’m zonked. Cross-eyed and kooky after an insane exam and 3 hours of staining and microscopic examination. Blah.

Dinner was delicious, and consumed in about 1.816 seconds. That happened for a number of reasons. First, I was starving — I killed myself lifting at the gym (I hate wall sits!) and also, I literally had 4 minutes to eat before I had to leave.

hpim2840SPICY PEANUT NOODLES

  • 6oz whole wheat spaghetti
  • 1 head broccoli, chopped (about 2 cups)
  • 1 block extra-firm tofu, pressed, drained and diced
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tablespoon sriracha (or red pepper flakes) (adjust to your taste buds)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  2. When pasta has about 2 minutes left to cook, throw broccoli into the pot with it.
  3. Meanwhile, cook the tofu however you like. You can bake it, or pan-fry it. I tried to pan-fry.
  4. While pasta and tofu cook, in a small saucepan, whisk together peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, sriracha, and garlic until smooth. Simmer sauce about 5 minutes. If the sauce is too thick for your liking (mine was pretty thick but I like it that way), you can thin it out a bit with a tablespoon or two of the pasta cooking water.
  5. Drain pasta and broccoli and put in a large bowl.
  6. Add carrots and cooked tofu.
  7. Dump in sauce and mix around until everything is coated.
  8. Enjoy!

I really enjoyed this. Peanut butter and spiciness go so well together. The tofu was pretty lackluster. No crispy crust on it. I don’t think I can really fry things that well. Brent will remain Tofu King in our house. This makes 2 or 3 servings. I think like 2 servings, and then a bitty baby portion that I may eat with lunch tomorrow (assuming Brent did not eat it while I was at class tonight.)

If you haven’t already, check out Meghann’s Blogging Bake Sale! Everything looks great and is going like crazy. The toffee is going for $40!

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3 responses »

  1. Look at you getting all gym rat on us!

    I love peanut noodles so much. I am always looking for new variations to try. Thanks.

    Reply
  2. DELISH!!!!

    Hope you got some rest!!

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  3. i’ve failed every time i’ve tried to make peanut noodles, but they always taste so delicious at parties and restaurants. I’ll have to try your way!

    Reply

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