January 27, 2011
OK, I have to confess that the original title of this recipe is actually "Crunchy Noodle Salad"....but I didn't have any of the "crunchies" that were needed. I did have noodles though, and I had all the sauces, oils, spices, etc. so being the rebel that I am I forged on without the veggies. I'm dangerous like that.
I already have a sesame noodle recipe that I LOVE from Pioneer Woman but I wanted to branch out and make sure I tried other recipes, to be fair and all.
I have to say, this recipe has peanut butter, which I love. I wasn't sure how I would like it but I found it really enjoyable. Now, I think it would have been fantastic with all the veggies in it like Mrs. Garten's recipe indicates. There was quite a bit of sauce in mine which wasn't a problem for me. It did take me a little while to get used to the peanut butter aspect, but after a mouthful I was over that trepidation and on to full on enjoying it.
The sauce is pretty easy to put together, just dump everything into a bowl and mix. Not hard right?
Looks lovely doesn't it? I just dumped the cooked noodles into the sauce and let them sit for about 10 minutes to soak in that goodness. Then I ate it.
Here is the link to Ina's Recipe: Ina Garten Crunchy Noodle Salad
I modified this recipe in only one way, I didn't add the veggies.