Thai Peanut Noodles

A versatile Thai Peanut Noodle bowl. With the rich and vibrant flavor of the peanut sauce this dish can be enjoyed warm or cold, curled up on the couch or at a summer picnic. 

Thai Peanut Noodles

There are so many things I love about these Thai Peanut Noodles. If you haven’t noticed yet, Asian cuisine is my favorite cuisine varietal. One of my life long goals is to be able to cook Asian food that is as good as you can get out at a restaurant. I’ll probably be working on this until I die, but these Thai Peanut Noodles are the closest I’ve come so far! Win 🙂 

 

Thai Peanut Noodles

One of the things I struggle with when making Asian dishes is feeling like I need 100 million different ingredients, most of which I cannot pronounce. Anyone else with me on that?

With these Thai Peanut Noodles I’m keeping the ingredient list pretty short and familiar. 

For the sauce I used creamy peanut butter, garlic, red curry paste, rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, ginger paste and lite coconut milk. I know that may not seem like a short list, but for an Asian sauce it is. And some ingredients may look unfamiliar, but they can all be found in a regular grocery store like a Giant or a Safeway. YOU CAN DO THIS! 

Thai Peanut Noodles

I used carrots, red bell pepper and snap peas for the veggies and tofu as the protein. All of these things could be subbed out for your favorites. Think eggplant, broccoli and sweet potatoes… they will all work so go with what you’ve got! 

Thai Peanut Noodles

The key to making all of the flavors work is in the garnishes. They are all “optional”, but really you should use them all for best results 😉 The combo of the fresh cilantro, mint and green onions with the added crunch from the peanuts and the splash of lime juice will light up this dish and your pallet! 

But like I said, you do YOU. Hate cilantro? Skip it! (My heart will break a little, but I’ll forgive you 😉 ) 

Thai Peanut Noodles

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Thai Peanut Noodles


  • Author: Chocolate Covered Cheetah
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

Noodles

  • 14oz extra firm tofu, pressed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar snap peas, chopped
  • Add 3 cups cooked rice noodles

Sauce

  • 1/4 cup pb (creamy)
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp ginger paste
  • 1 13.66oz can lite coconut milk

Optional Garnishes

  • green onions, chopped
  • mint, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped
  • peanuts, crushed
  • lime juice

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F
  2. Cut tofu into small cubes
  3. In a large bowl toss the tofu with olive oil and sea salt
  4. Spread tofu on a large baking sheet
  5. Bake for 40 minutes
  6. Meanwhile, mix together the sauce
  7. In a small bowl whisk together the peanut butter, garlic, red curry paste, rice vinegar, lime juice, fish sauce, ginger paste and lite coconut milk, set aside
  8. Remove from tofu from oven, set aside
  9. In a large frying pan, heat coconut oil over medium heat
  10. Add carrots, sauté 10 minutes
  11. Add the red bell peppers and sugar snap peas
  12. Sauté 4-5 minutes
  13. Add sauce, bring to a boil
  14. Lower heat to simmer
  15. Add noodles and tofu, toss
  16. Serve with desired garnishes

 

 

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