Jennifer Martin of Portland, Oregon, writes: "I am not formally trained in cooking but grew up working in food service, from chopping vegetables at food festivals to catering parties for a little extra income. Today I own Epicure Custom Cooking, a gourmet takeout shop and catering company with a few tables for dining. Our specials change weekly and are geared toward what I like to cook and eat. I simply love the business, even with my 12-hour days." Creamy but not heavy, this easy twist on pad Thai is even better at room temperature after the flavors have blended. Look for chili-garlic sauce and rice vinegar in the Asian foods section of the supermarket. Prep time does not include time to cool. Taken from professional-cooking.com for ZWT.
- 12 ounces linguine
- 4 tablespoons sesame oil
- 8 green onions, chopped
- 5 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 1⁄4 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons chili-garlic sauce
- 2 cups mung bean sprouts
- 1 cup finely shredded carrot
- Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite; drain.
- Transfer pasta to large bowl; add 3 tablespoons sesame oil and toss to coat.
- Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 green onions, garlic, and ginger; sauté until onions soften, about 2 minutes.
- Add honey, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, and chili-garlic sauce; whisk to blend.
- Simmer sauce 1 minute; cool to room temperature.
- Pour over pasta and toss to coat.
- Add sprouts and carrots; mix well.
- Transfer to platter; sprinkle with remaining green onions.
DH and I made this yummy salad for lunch today and really enjoyed it. The flavors are great and the salad is really easy to make. I could see this being a hit at a potluck. Thanks for posting. Made for ZWT9.
Delicious! I used spaghettini and I wasn't able to find mung beans, so used bean sprouts instead.
Made for Everyday Holiday Tag. :)
Terrific!! I made this for lunch today. I cut the recipe down for 4 and we will still have great left-overs. (for the 2 of us) I used regular rice wine vinegar, otherwise, I didn't change a thing. Thanks for posting, Alli. Made for ZWT6.