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veggie dinner 3: peanut noodles

All my good recipes come from my mother. Where she gets em, I have no idea. Maybe she can tell us in the comments. This one might be stretching the idea of "main dish" a little bit, but when we have it with a salad and some italian bread it's all the meal you could ever want.

Peanut Noodles

You can vary the spiciness of these noodles by adding or subtracting chile oil, as long as you have 7 tablespoons of oil all together. The sauce can be good on bread or vanilla ice cream (maybe) as well.

For the sauce, combine in the food processor:

1-3 cloves garlic
6 tablespoons chunky peanut butter
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/4 cup soy sauce
6 tablespoons dark sesame oil
1 tablespoon chile oil or other hot oil

In salted water, cook:

12 ounces linguini (more or less; or other similar noodles)

Drain the noodles, then mix with the sauce and (all optional):

diced cucumber
chopped peanuts


This sounds really good!

Thanks for the appreciation. I have always thought that Americans ate too much meat and then Tom was a vegan for a
while so that stretched me. I love to cook and read recipes so I'm always trying them out. These peanut noodles came from a Nursery School parent in a class book of favorite recipes. The original recipe includes chicken if you like and have some left over.
Besides Moosewoods, one of my favorite cookbooks is Vegetarian Classics by Jeanne Lemin. I originally bought it because it was on sale but have loved nearly everything I've ever made from it. That's where the chile came from.

As I write up all these recipes it occurs to me to wonder why I never asked where they came from, especially once I started making them myself... probably because I was too busy stuffing my face!

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