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#1 Old 06-24-2006, 10:37 PM
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Spicy Peanut Noodles

Category: Main dishes - Pasta

Suitable for: a vegan diet



Cook time: 10-15 minutes

Serves: 1-2

Cost: About $2 max





The perfect recipe for anyone constantly on-the-go... There's no cheaper, simpler recipe IMO! I just sort of threw this together today thinking it might be good, so it may need some adjusting for those of you who actually know how to cook!

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Ingredients:

- Peanut Sauce (3 tbsp - to taste)

- Ramen Noodles (or any noodles really) (1 package; don't need the flavor packet)

- Firm tofu (about 1/3 of package)



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Directions:


1) Heat water on high in a small pan.

2) Cube the tofu and press out water with a towel.

3) Set tofu in a small bowl of peanut sauce to soak (for only a couple minutes; I'm not sure how necessary this step is yet..)

4) Place ramen noodles in boiling water.

5) Heat olive oil in a skillet on high.

6) Fry the tofu and peanut sauce in the skillet for about 2-3 minutes, or until tofu starts to brown (You might want to turn the heat down to about medium).

7) Strain the ramen noodles right after the block of noodles breaks apart (make sure not to let the noodles get too soft in the pan).

8) Add the ramen noodles to the skillet with the tofu and add more peanut sauce (enough to cover all of the noodles).

9) Cook the noodles and tofu another 1-2 minutes on medium/low heat.

10) Serve hot!



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Like I said, I just tried this out today - I LOVED it personally - But I'd love to hear if anyone has any suggestions for ingredients to add to it or better ways to make it.

I really like that it's so ridiculously easy to make, but I wouldn't mind spending a few more minutes on it if it could be that much better. Hope you enjoy it!
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#2 Old 06-24-2006, 11:03 PM
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Well, since you asked for suggestions If you added some frozen veggies to it, it would be a little more balanced

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That's funny you say that! You're totally right... it's actually one of the first dishes I've made in a while without veggies, because I made it for the bf and he's not a vegetable kind of guy in the least bit! I'll definitely have to throw in veggies next time I make it (well, 1/2 for me, 1/2 without for him!) Thank you!!
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#4 Old 06-25-2006, 06:30 AM
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We make a more complicated spicy peanut noodle recipe at our place, and we find steamed kale and bean sprouts go really well with it.
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#5 Old 06-26-2006, 07:51 PM
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Yea, I like that this recipe is so simple - perfect for me (very busy, but lazy, college student ). I would like to find ways to make it more complex and tasty for days that I do have more time to put into it. I never considered bean sprouts!! I bought some a while back and just couldn't seem to find the right dishes to put them in (tried them in Miso... eww, very bad idea). I'll have to try that!
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Yum, this sounds delicious...I'll have to try it soon. I love everything spicy!
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I love the sound of this, but I'm assuming it's pre bought peanut sauce? I'll have a go at making my own sauce as this sound lovely:- Noodles and satay, I love both of those , but I'm having an economy drive at them moment so will need to make it up as I go along...



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I love the sound of this, but I'm assuming it's pre bought peanut sauce? I'll have a go at making my own sauce as this sound lovely:- Noodles and satay, I love both of those , but I'm having an economy drive at them moment so will need to make it up as I go along...



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Here's the recipe for the sauce I make. Serves two:



In a saucepan, whisk together 1/4 cup natural smooth peanut butter, 1/3 cup coconut milk, 1/4 cup veggie broth, 1.5 tablespoons soy sauce, 1 tablespoon of lime juice, 1 tsp. sugar or other sweetener, 1-2 cloves crushed garlic, 1/2 tsp coriander powder. 1/2-1 tsp red pepper flakes, 1 tbsp + fresh, frozen or dried basil. Heat until warmed and slightly thickened.



Everyone I know who has tried this recipe LOVES it.
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Here's the recipe for the sauce I make.

Thanks! I'll certainly be giving that a go



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