You know I love spicy, asian-y, cilantro-y, peanut-y, whatever else-y can describe my tastes. This is a dish I’ve started to make much more often because it’s just so easy. And I have not just one, but TWO ways to make this! Golly! (there’s way more ways than two, I might have lied)
First and foremost, and most important-most, (this is the post where I make up some more words) we need to make a peanut sauce.
I generally don’t measure unless I’m baking, but I’ll try to throw together a recipe just for you.
- 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used skippy, is this against some sort of food rule? natural peanut butter just doesn’t cut it.)
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- 1 tbsp light soy sauce
- 1 tbsp sambal oelek (garlic chili sauce)
Mix all ingredients in a small pot over medium heat until fully incorporated.
PLEASE TASTE THIS! and be careful with the fish sauce/soy. If it becomes too salty add more coconut milk or some water. Also if it tastes too “peanut butter sandwich-y”, add more chili sauce.
Now for my variants!
If you wish to enjoy this immediately for dinner, lunch, breakfast, midnight snack, etc:
(What a weird order I thought of those meals in, dinner – lunch – breakfast? Meal-lexia? Anyway.)
Cook some chow mein or rice noodles, and rinse with cold water to stop the cooking process. Set aside.
OR if you’re like me, cook it all at the same time and try not to overcook your noodles 🙂
This is where I lied. You can PREPARE this meal in two different ways, but as usual, you can put whatever you want in it.
Okay! Part two.
What happens when you want to bring this to work? I’ve eaten the plastic container square shaped brick of noodles many times, they’re actually better cold than reheated. The microwave tends to overcook everything with the sauce in there. You get mushy noodles, separated or too thick sauce. Overall MEH.
So this is what I do!
And watch everyone scowl at you when they eat their boring sandwiches!