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Monday, October 31, 2011

Peanut Noodle Salad

Sadly, I'm not posting yet about Strawberry Torte. Or any of the other wonderful dishes or adventures from the last week. You see, I left my good camera at my step-son's house. He sent it to me today so shortly I'll be able to share some wonderful photos. For now, though, let's chat about Peanut Noodle Salad. My menu said we were going to have Pork Normandy tonight. Pork with pears in a lovely brandy cream sauce. Had I fixed that tonight it would've been pork with pear flavored rocks in a brandy cream sauce. Not the best use of the last pears from our CSA. So, I pulled out tomorrow's lunch recipe and we had it for dinner.

What did we think? Wow, this was super easy to put together. And, the taste was fantastic. The original recipe from foodtv didn't call for the chicken but I knew I'd have part of one leftover from another meal so it only made sense to use it and turn this into a meal. I got a good serving of my dark pigmented vegetables. And, there's a bit left that we can arm-wrestle over for lunch tomorrow. LOL, I'll probably let Connie win.
One note here - Blogger has changed their format. The new one is lousy. My photos won't load correctly. I can't use colored fonts, change the font type or change the font size. I'll be looking for a new home for my blog. Any ideas fellow foodies?
Peanut Noodle Salad

Ingredients:

8 oz rice vermicelli noodles (I used linguine because that's what I had)
6 T fresh lime juice
3 T low-sodium soy sauce
3 T creamy peanut butter
3 T packed dark brown sugar
3 T vegetable oil
1 c roughly chopped chicken breast
1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 c sliced scallions
1/2 c roughly chopped fresh basil (the frost got ours, I used jarred)
1/2 c roughly chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 c roughly chopped fresh mint (ditto frost and jarred)
1/3 c salted roasted peanuts

Directions:

Whisk together the peanut butter and three tablespoons of the lime juice. Whisk the other dressing ingredients in. Cook and drain the pasta. Toss the pasta with the dressing and the other ingredients. adapted from foodtv

2 comments:

Gina said...

I haven't had that same problem w blogger. But everyone seems to be moving to wordpress these days. Doesn't seem fun either way. Bring on the strawberry torte. Happy Halloween.
-Gina-

Lizzy said...

Ugh, I don't like the changes, either. I just use the old format!

I love salads like this...I would be happy with yours for both lunch and dinner the rest of the week!

And I saw that you didn't have to comment anonymously on my blog...hooray! Hope you're having a good week...and that your camera reappears today. xo