Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spicy Thai Noodles

I'm always looking for new meatless recipes so when I came across this recipe for spicy Thai noodles I knew I wanted to make it right away. I've mentioned before that since Tom grew up having meat for dinner practically every night, he thinks that this is absolutely the only way to have dinner, right? So I have to get creative when planning meatless meals. He'll notice if there are too many of them in a week, but if I spread them out and don't make it quite as obvious that there isn't any meat, he doesn't seem to complain.

I decided to alter the recipe a bit, since Tom refuses to eat any type of cold pasta and because we had a ton of leftover veggies in the fridge that were going to go bad.


Spicy Thai Noodles
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Servings: 4
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Ingredients:
    • 1 lb. mushrooms, sliced
    • 10-12 asparagus spears, stems removed
    • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots
    • 1/4 cup peanuts
    • 1/2 box angel hair noodles
    • 8 tbsp. honey
    • 8 tbsp. soy sauce
    • 3 tbsp. sesame oil
    • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
    • 2 tbsp. crushed red pepper
    • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
    • green onions, for garnish
Directions:
1. Heat the sesame oil and vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the mushrooms, asparagus, carrots and peanuts. Cook for 10-12 minutes or until vegetables are soft.
2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil and cook angel hair noodles according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
3. In a large bowl, whisk together the honey and soy sauce then add the crushed red pepper flakes.
4. When the noodles are done, add them to the bowl with the honey and soy sauce and toss to coat. Add the vegetables to the bowl and toss to coat.
5. Serve in bowls garnished with toasted sesame seeds and green onions.

This was really, really good. Tom didn't even comment on the lack of meat and actually ate the asparagus. This was also really fast to make, I had dinner on the table in about 30 minutes. 

1 comment:

  1. This looks wonderful, I need to try this, as I too am blessed with a husband who thinks it isn't a meal if it doesn't contain meat. Aren't they wonderful? : )

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