Thursday, March 21, 2013

Asian Peanut Noodles

The food is on it's way to DC as I type.  I think I will take a day off from cooking.  Actually, I have a pot roast in the oven but it mostly cooks itself.

This is one of the appetizers for this evening.  Asian peanut noodles.

First I made the flank steaks I showed the other day.  I broiled these since it was snowing but they are even better done on the grill.    They should be cooked medium rare and then sliced very thin.

You get about 40-50 slices out of each steak.

For the noodles, mix 1/2 C. smooth peanut butter with 3 T. balsamic vinegar, 1/3 C. orange juice, 1 clove minced garlic, 1/4 C. soy sauce, 1 T. sesame oil, 1 T. honey, 1 T. freshly grated ginger and 1/4 C. hot water. Add 1 can of coconut milk.

Whisk until it is blended and smooth.  Boil 1 pound of thin spaghetti until al dente.  Drain and mix with the sauce.  Toss in some diced green onions, shredded carrots and thinly sliced red pepper.

We are serving it spun on forks and served in small bowls sprinkled with fresh cilantro.

This can be served cold, warm or at room temperature.

10 comments:

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

It's on its way!!!! Hooray!!!!

I don't blame you for taking it easy, with cooking, today!!!! I'd say you could use a "week off." But know, that's not how you see it. :-)

Sun on snow here. At least it LOOKS warmer.<---Oooops! Wrong word! "Warmer" doesn't sound good to you. Sorry. -gigggles-

Patty Woodland said...

I'm sure you are glad to be done with the catering....

I wish you daughter the best of luck in her new job. I'm sure she will shine.

Laurie said...

you surely deserve a break but knowing you a pot roast is probably considered a break! I could very easily and quite honestly eat these noodles everyday of the week!

TARYTERRE said...

If I had flank steaks this would be dinner tonight. YUMMY!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Anything with a peanut sauce has my vote.

Barbara F. said...

Joyce, I'd need a month off if I cooked the way you do! I always wanted to make this noodle dish at home, now I can with your recipe. xo

Nellie said...

You keep us on the edge of our seats waiting to hear about your next project!

Joy said...

I wish I had you as my mother! I love making Asian-style noodles like this. Yum. ;-)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I could bath in peanut sauce. This looks soooo good.

chickpea678 said...

I'm making these peanut noodles with rice noodles tonight!