Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
Pasta with an Asian twist. I know it sounds weird to use Italian pasta with an Asian sauce, but trust me it totally works. This is a great base to add all sorts of veggies and proteins too. I usually do it with snow peas, broccoli and tofu but feel free to experiment. If you are adding a lot you might want to increase the sauce a bit though.
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth or 1⁄2 cup vegetable broth
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons honey
- 2 teaspoons chili paste (optional)
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 8 ounces penne, fusilli or 8 ounces rotini pasta
- 1⁄4 cup chopped green onion
- 1⁄4 cup chopped peanuts
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add noodles and cook until tender according to package directions. Drain.
- Meanwhile, combine chicken broth, ginger, soy sauce, peanut butter, honey, chili paste, and garlic in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat until peanut butter melts and is heated through. Add noodles, and toss to coat. Garnish with green onions and peanuts.
I really like peanut sauces used in this way, and this version is very quick and easy with ingredients I always have on hand. I found it overly salty though....maybe just the brand of veg broth I happened to have, but I would suggest starting with 1/2 the amount of soy and adjusting to taste.
Followed your recipe right on down & thoroughly enjoyed the combo of flavors in this pasta! Unusual & delightful! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]