Spicy Peanut Pasta

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A group of us have been exchanging recipes on VegPeople for years. We each have a handful of classics that we recommend to each other frequently.  Valerie’s Spicy Peanut Pasta is one of these. When I realized recently that I had never made it, I knew I’d have to rectify this situation, and soon.

There are a lot of recipes similar to this, but this is the best. It’s perfect for a potluck since it’s meant to be served at room temperature (although it’s good hot, too.) I cut it in half for my small family, as well as made a couple of substitutions based on what was in my pantry, so please take a look at the original.

We had this with a salad of curly-leaf lettuce, edamame, carrots, black sesame seeds and a dressing of lime juice, balsamic vinegar and tamari.

This goes out to Presto Pasta Nights, hosted this week by Kirsten’s Kitchen.

Spicy Peanut Pasta

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fettuccine or spaghetti
  • 4 tablespoons hot pasta cooking water
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce or tamari
  • 3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons agave nectar
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili flakes (or to taste)
  • 2 green onions, white and green part, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons roasted peanuts, chopped

Instructions

Cook pasta according to package instructions.

While pasta is cooking, whisk together the next nine ingredients, hot water through red chili flakes, in a medium bowl.

Drain pasta and transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in peanut sauce and half of the sliced green onions. Top with remaining green onions and chopped peanuts. Serve hot or at room temperature.

http://chezcayenne.com/2010/06/spicy-peanut-pasta/

 

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9 Responses

  1. Ooohh this looks great. My husband loves anything with peanut sauce so I’ll definitely be giving this a try. I’ll probably serve it with broccoli because that’s my favorite!

  2. As a serious PB addict, there are few pastas I love more than those covered in PB sauce. Great dish!

  3. I made this tonight and it was really, really delicious!! Thank you.

  4. Oh lovely! I love love love PB! Noticed that u used fresh peanuts for the crunch factor- loved it.

  5. Very yummy. Thanks!

  6. I’m drooling just looking at the photo and reading the ingredients. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights. I do hope this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship and that you send many more pasta dishes our way.

  7. Thanks for all of your comments, everyone! SweetOnVeg, I especially like hearing that you actually made this and liked it. And Ruth, I hope to send more to PPN soon.

  8. Great minds, and all that. I made almost exactly the same sauce last month for a tofu dish. And, agree it is very tasty. Now I’ve got to try it again and on pasta this time.

  9. Awesome recipe. That looks great!

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