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Peanut Noodles

★★★★★

  • 16 ounces spaghetti
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • ¼ cup sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger root
  • ⅔ cups creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup soy sauce
  • ½ cup hot water
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ancho chile powder
Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling water until done. Drain.
Meanwhile, combine oil and onions in a small skillet. Saute over low heat until tender. Add ginger; cook and stir for 1 to 2 minutes. Mix in peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, sugar, and chile powder. Remove from heat.
Toss noodles with sauce, and serve.Makes 6 servings

Source : Allrecipes.com

Peanut butter is one of our favorite seasonings for dinner. We’ve had all sorts of meals with peanut butter in them. Early on, when we just had 2 kids, I tried a recipe for spaghetti with a peanut sauce, and we found that we loved it. That one used slices of sweet pepper in it (they liked them, I didn’t). It was so easy to make and great for hot summer evenings. Since then we’ve tried a variety of other peanut butter noodle recipes. This was agreed by all to be the best so far. The original calls for red pepper flakes, I swapped in ancho chile powder in it’s place and we also all agree that they made it even better. A word of warning if you’ve never used sesame oil, it has a very (very) strong smell…(my mom thought a skunk sprayed the house)! I think this recipe would be very good with chunky peanut butter, as well.

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