Quick! Favorite ice cream flavor! Go!
If I were to ask J Man, he would say “white” (a real gourmet, that kid:). Matty B’s answer would be “anything not soy or coconut milk based” (do you see what I live with?) and Miss Rae (if she could verbalize that succinctly) would probably say “anything dark enough to stain all clothing and furniture within a 5 mile radius.”
Me? It’s chocolate peanut butter all the way. And the very best kind is Baskin Robbins because it has this amazing ribbon of peanut butter that winds its way through and it’s slightly salty which is a perfect counterbalance to the sweet chocolate…and unfortunately, I have yet to find a good dairy free option. But the peanut butter, oh the peanut butter…
I’m convinced that peanut butter is the perfect food. In all reality, it should probably have its own spot on the food pyramid. My birthday is in about a month. The perfect gift for me (other than a ticket to this)? A peanut butter sampler. Nothing would thrill my soul more than a variety of jars of pb (or any nut butter for that matter!). Mom, are you listening?
Today’s recipe features this nectar of the gods in a savory way and it’s super easy too!
Spicy Peanut Noodles!
Set your water boiling for your pasta and combine the ingredients for your sauce.
I’m betting you have most of this in your kitchen right now. Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)? Check. Garlic? Surely. Peanut butter? You’d better believe it!
Fresh basil is a must.
Whisk all the sauce ingredients. It will look kind of lumpy and gloppy. That’s ok. The hot pasta will smooth it all out.
You could use any pasta, but I always go for whole wheat. I’ve done this with penne too, which is a lot easier for little fingers to pick up.
We love to top this with additional chopped peanuts, or you could throw in some tofu to bulk it up.
Either way, it totally satisfies my pb cravings. Although there may have been a few spoon dips from the jar for dessert…
Spicy Peanut Noodles
8 oz. pasta (your choice)
2 TBS peanut butter
2 TBS olive oil
1 TBS rice wine vinegar
1 TBS Braggs Liquid Aminos (or soy sauce)
1 tsp minced garlic
1 tsp fresh grated ginger
1 tsp chili garlic sauce (more if you want it spicier)
2 TBS chopped basil
1/4-1/2 tsp salt
chopped peanuts, optional
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Combine remaining ingredients and whisk until somewhat smooth. Add cooked pasta, top with chopped peanuts if desired and serve!