Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Pottery in action: let's talk peanut noodles
(pots and peanut noodles by Gary Rith)
Somebody recently said 'hey Gary, when ya gonna post recipes to go with your pics of food?'. I like to keep my secrets, but since I was asked so nicely...
I think I could write a cookbook of favorite peanut butter recipes. I have at least 3 or 4 recipes with peanut butter--these noodles, peanut butter-chocolate cookies, homemade peanut butter cups, and I once shared a recipe experiment for peanut butter and jam muffins. Yum!
If you go to the Thai place, you get the peanut sauce with the satay, or maybe you get the peanut noodles. You're like, 'OH MAN, I wish I could make that!'
So, I may be totally useless for fixing stuff around the house, but give me an apron and spatula and I am CHEF MAGNIFIQUE
Peanut Noodles a la Gary
boil 8 oz pasta
Chop up veggies and whatnot, like onions and garlic, this has cauliflower, broccoli, carrots and fake chicken strips from Morningstar, saute in olive oil and add a little sesame oil if you have it, plus other stuff in your fridge, like soy sauce, lime juice, hot sauce, plenty of black pepper, whatever, maybe some honey and BBQ sauce too, keep it warm as the noodles are boiling
If you have a little blender thingy or something like that toss in:
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/8 cup red wine vinegar
1/8 cup lime juice
2 tbs soy sauce
1 1/2 teas hot sauce
1 teas sesame oil
lotsa grated ginger
2/3 cup olive oil
lotsa garlic gloves
Turn it on! Mince and mix.
I always substitute ingredients in this recipe, just do what you want.
When the noodles finish, drain them, top with peanut sauce then top that with veggies, and top that if you want with nuts or sesame seeds, Oh lord! So tasty!
Posted by Gary's third pottery blog at 7:19 PM