November 9, 2010
Our good friends, the Siffermans came to visit this past weekend. We got to meet, for the first time, their almost three month old baby (sigh, babies are so wonderful) and our kiddos loved playing with their large (and very well trained) Akita dog.
After Saturday's night supper of Peanut Sauce Noodles, which neither the adorable baby or dog consumed, I was asked for the recipe.
Peanut Sauce Noodles is a known crowd pleaser, even for the non-veggie sorts, and so we often serve it to guests.
Earlier this month I prepared it for a friend's family while she was out of town (in Haiti actually) visiting their not-yet adopted sons. When I called her in advance to offer my help while she was gone she suggested this meal which they had eaten at our home in the past.
All that to say, people like this recipe. The combination of sweet and salty, the creamy peanut butter, the crunchy cabbage, and flavorful garlic make it a favorite every time we cook it.
If that weren't good enough it's also easy, really easy to make. Another reason we like to serve it to guests. Having friends for supper shouldn't have to be a big production (unless you want it to be).
I have couple disclaimers before I share the recipe.
Click to print and download→ Peanut Sauce
This recipe size prepares enough for our family of five, with no leftovers. I doubled the sauce recipe (not quite doubled the noodle amount) to serve 7 hearty eaters for supper this past weekend.
Mix in saucepan and heat till thick. Add:
16 oz white rice noodles (not so healthy but more "authentic"), or other pasta noodles - this weekend I used whole wheat spaghetti, g-free brown rice for Damien, and it tasted really good
Any and all of these are optional. I never measure out the veggies but for our family alone I would probably start with 1/4 head of cabbage, finely shredded, and add more veggies from there.
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