Today I am sharing one of Little Mans favorite dishes. My Little Man is an absolute peanut butter lover and like most kids he enjoys pasta too. Why not put them together? I have made several versions of this dish but this recipe from my Gourmet cookbook is my favorite. This cookbook is my absolute favorite too. I was very upset when Gourmet magazine stopped printing, I loved their articles and recipes and I was a huge fan of Ruth Reichl (their I go off topic again.)
OK back to Peanut Sesame Noodles, this is a great dish and easy to make. While your pasta is cooking, you simply throw the rest of the ingredients into a blender and blend away. Mix it all together and Enjoy!
What you need:
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/3 cup warm water
2 tablespoons of chopped fresh ginger
1 garlic clove chopped
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons of sesame oil
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
3/4 pound of thin pasta (thin linguini or spaghetti)
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 each red pepper, yellow pepper thinly sliced
What you do:
Make the dressing by combining all ingredients in a blender and blending until smooth.
Transfer to a bowl.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions.
Drain when done and rinse with cold water.
Add pasta, scallions, bell peppers and sesame seeds to dressing and toss to combine.