Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Cold Peanut Noodles

This isn't a recipe as much as an idea.

Last week I had a hankering for peanut sauce - its the kind of craving that can just creep up on me out of nowhere.  I was immediately inspired by our blogger potluck when Michelle brought her cold curry peanut noodles.  Since I am a lover of all things peanut butter - I had a few jars in the house.  I also had all the ingredients I needed for Rafe's mom's peanut sauce recipe.  

Once I made the peanut sauce,  Rafe diced and cooked up a chicken breast, while I chopped up all the veggies that we had in our fridge: red pepper, cucumber, broccoli, and carrots.  Then I cooked up some  whole wheat linguine and quickly steamed the broccoli.  I tossed it all together with some of the peanut sauce and the pasta cooking water to thin it a bit.

  

Mix Mix!  Toss, Toss!

I steamed the broccoli, but all of the other veggies are crispy and raw -  the dish is served room temp.






This was a simple supper to throw together, and the leftovers made a great lunch the next day. We still have peanut sauce left - and Rafe has requested that I make it again this week - that's a sure sign of a hit! 

Try this with your own peanut sauce recipe!  It makes a great dinner.

Where do you get recipe inspiration?  

9 comments:

  1. Peanut noodles are probably one of my all time favorite dishes. I sometimes forget it but cucumber is so essential in them for that cool crunch. Your end result is so colorful!

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  2. I love that we've all been inspiring each other lately in the kitchen! Your peanut noodles look great!

    I've been getting a lot of inspiration lately from other blogs and trying out new recipes that I haven't tried before!

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  3. Gah! I need a peanut sauce recipe! This is perfect Sunday morning hangover food.

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  4. yay for the blogger potluck inspiring many more meals to date!! looks awesome.

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  5. I love that Michelle's potluck dish inspired your dinner. I get inspired by blogs, food mags, cookbooks, daily recipe emails, etc.

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  6. I get recipe inspiration from all of you!!! Blogs, magazines, books etc.... that dish looks awesome!

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  7. I'm also a peanut butter lover, so these noodles look delicious! One of my resolutions for 2011 is to use my cookbooks more often, so that's probably where most of my inspiration will come from in the next few months!

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  8. Girl, you sure know how to make a mouth water!!

    Happy Wednesday Darling! xo

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  9. Yum! I love peanut sauce and it's so versatile, looks like the perfect lunch :)

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