Easy Thai-Ish Noodles and Vegetables

“This is a fairly good approximation of a Thai sauce; all of the ingredients are available at your standard Kroeger/Ralph's/Shaw's kind of supermarket.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. NOTE re: chili paste: Look in the international food aisle; there are now several brands of Thai chili paste with garlic available.
  2. NOTE re: spaghetti: You can use spaghetti or angel hair pasta, or rice noodles, or anything you like. I use whole wheat spaghetti.
  3. TO MAKE SAUCE: Place peanut butter in medium-sized bowl. With fork stir in soy sauce, tomato sauce/puree, sherry, lime zest, lime juice, brown sugar, and chili paste.
  4. Heat oil in small saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute. Stir in the peanut sauce and keep warm over low heat. Do not let the sauce simmer (or, heavens forbid, boil -- it will be too thick to use. Just keep it warm. (You can also prepare the sauce a few hours in advance and reheat it.).
  5. Combine the vegetables and peanuts in a bowl and set aside.
  6. Cook your pasta of choice according to directions. After draining, place in large bowl. Pour the sauce on the noodles and toss. Sprinkle the vegetables across the top and mix lightly. Serve immediately.
  7. You can add cooked chicken or shrimp, or any other combination of vegetables you like.

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