Sunday, April 09, 2006

Coconut Curry Peanut noodles

Sauteed carrots, snow peas, broccoli and tofu over organic udon noodles with coconut curry peanut sauce. I've learned that my preferred homemade peanut sauce includes curry powder, [lite] coconut milk and paprika (and fresh lime juice, ginger - which I will press next time instead of chop, cayenne, habanero hot sauce if desired, soy sauce, agave nectar and hot water).
I'm not interested in using these Trader Joe's noodles again, they're too thin, but they serve a purpose for now. The tofu was pre-marinaded in sesame oil, agave and soy sauce. I have leftovers for tommorow's work lunch.
I tried the raab raw, and I didn't see it going with the sauce. If all goes as planned (on my mental to-make list), the raab will be an Italian-style side dish tommorow night.

19 comments:

Wiebke said...

your peanut sauce sounds great! i usually make mine with garlic, ginger, lemon juice, pepper, soy sauce, worcester sauce, chili flakes, i think that's about it. oh, and coconut milk, of course! the agave nectar sounds good in it.
your scones look so good!!!
i will bake jam dot cookies this week. found a recipe for them in fran costigan's new book. they served those cookies at the open house at natural gourmet.

vegancore said...

I've been pretty happy with my simple peanut sauce in the past, but yours makes me want to experiment with a more complex version. Coconut milk is a plus in anything for me. Your udon noodles are not the same as the udon noodles I have, though. I don't know what that's about, but it's not an isolated incident since every description I've ever read of them sounds more like yours than mine. I think I have the mutant reject noodles. They still taste good, though.

JessieGirl said...

I've never done a peanut sauce before. I dont think i've even encountered it in takeout, then again choices in my area are pretty limited. I'm going to have to search out a recipe and cook some up.

I like peanut butter and all but i'm not a pb evangelist, i'm more take it or leave it. How peanutty is it?

Harmonia said...

Could you post your recipe for the sauce??? I have never made a peanut sauce and would like to try!

primaryconsumer said...

Everything always looks so good! I added you to my blog (as a blog I read), hope that's okay. Maybe you could add me to your links? If not, that's okay, I was just wondering.

Grace said...

I had peanut sauce last night at someone else's house for dinner. It was really good (and it was so nice of them to make special vegan food for me). I've got to try to make some peanut sauce on my own now.

EatPeacePlease said...

We have food telepathy. I'll be posting my "tofu stir-fry" with peanut later. This looks really good to me as I wish I had broccoli in my meal (I ran out).

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KaiVegan said...

I had noodles with coconut curry sauce at a restaurant this weekend and thought that I would make my own (better?) version at home. And here it is- thanks for the reinforcement!

KaiVegan said...

I had to look at the pic again and enlarged it. It does look much better than what I ordered!

Harmonia said...

Can't wait to see your photos from your shopping spree!

jess (of Get Sconed!) said...

wiebke- I want to hear more about these fancy pants cookies.

Amanda- (oh my gosh!) your mutant noodles look way more appetizing then my skinny flat tasteless noodles were.

jessiegirl- A great thing about peanut sauce is that you can always adapt it, I'd start with some coconut milk and add peanut butter to taste, from 2 tablespoons - 1/2 a cup, whatever suits you. The sauce I made was not too peanut butter-y at all, I've had that issue in the past. I really like peanut sauce as a dip (fried tofu especially), possibly more than noodles.

Harmonia - I do most ingredients "to taste" in sauce recipes but next time I make it I'll try to write it down as a I go for ya ~

primaryconsumer - thank you for visiting!! I'll be sure to visit as well.

Grace- give it a try, it's a very flexible recipe to work with. That's so lovely people made you special vegan food, and you enjoyed it, to boot!

Leslie - great minds think alike ? ; ) as if I could resist..

Kai - thank you! I know you will enjoy making this and having this~

Sarah said...

That looks amazing! All your recipes do.

I added your page to my links. :)

Catherine said...

I love coconut curry! There is a restaurant near my house called "Azia" that does a mean tofu coconut curry, sans the peanut. That curry makes my nose run, but man, it's awesome. I'll have to start experimenting in my own kitchen!

Amy said...

You peanut sauce sounds so good! I don't use coconut milk in mine, but it sounds good.

Amy said...

Wiebke-are you attending (or going to attend?) the Natural Gourmet!? That's cool. I'm going there in June!

Nancy said...

This looks so good! Great inspiration :-)

Ferocious Killer Kat said...

yo!! that looks totally totally awesome!!

Vicki said...

I've got to chime in that your peanut sauce sounds amazing...& I want to try something like that. You make it sound easy....& look delicious!