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Thai noodle salad w/ peanut sauce recipe?

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EliP Jun 22, 2008 10:05 PM

With the warmer weather, I have been craving a noodle salad with a nice peanut dressing, lots of veggies, and tofu or chicken. I think it is hard to find sauces that don't get clumpy on the noodles...any great recipes?

  1. barryc Jun 23, 2008 12:36 AM

    i get a better blend by heating the sauce slightly. sometimes hot black tea ( which i brew to a little smokiness) is sufficient to get a smooth blend. otherwise i use the microwave.

    1. beelzebozo Jun 23, 2008 05:34 AM

      this is how i do it, if i choose to use peanut butter. i often just use tahini and skip the sesame seed toasting altogether.

      0.25 cup sesame seeds
      0.25 cup chunky peanut butter
      2 medium cloves garlic, minced
      1 tbsp minced ginger
      5 tbsp soy sauce
      2 tbsp rice vinegar
      1 tsp srirachi
      2 tbsp brown sugar

      toast sesame seeds. reserve 1 tablespoon seeds. in food processor, puree 3 tbsp sesame seeds, peanut butter, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, vinegar, srirachi, and sugar until smooth. with processor running, add hot water 1 tablespoon at time until sauce has consistency of heavy cream.

      works great!

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        Mel Jun 23, 2008 07:33 AM

        Ina gardner has a great one. I usually add chicken and more veggies

        http://www.foodnetwork.com/food/recip...

        1. michele cindy Jun 23, 2008 08:36 AM

          This was a great noodle recipe I made from the Chowhound site. There aren't any nuts in it, but you do add tofu.

          http://www.chow.com/recipes/10065

          easy to make, & very refreshing.

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            donnaluv2cruise Jun 23, 2008 09:52 AM

            Cooking Light has a great Tofu with Finger Licking Peanut Sauce. I loved it and it had just the right amount of heat.

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