Thursday, April 15, 2010

Chinese Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce

My club, the Taiwanese American Union, is hosting a night market in Bruin Plaza Monday night. For those who don't know what a night market is, well it is areas in Taiwan with many food and merchandise stalls where the food is cheap and delicious. Basically, my club is having a giant food sale.

At the staff meeting today, everyone had a taste for all the food that is going to be at the night market; thus I decided to make Chinese cold noodles with peanut sauce to keep with my vegetarian diet and have a food item that is vegetarian friendly. This is very simple and can be very profitable.

Chinese Cold Noodles with Peanut Sauce

1/2 lb Egg noodles or spaghetti

Sauce portion
1/2 cup Peanuts
1/2 cup Water or stock (chicken or vegetable both work)
1/4 cup Sesame Canola oil mix(I did 75% canola and 25% sesame)
3 tbs Soy Sauce
1 tbs Peanut butter
2 tbs Sugar
1 tsp Chili pepper flakes
1 clove Garlic

Optional ingredients

The following are ingredients that you can pair with the noodles and sauce
Julienne carrots
Julienne cucumbers
Scrambled eggs with soy sauce

Preparation and sauce preparation
1. Boil water
2. Cook noodles
3. Peel and smash garlic
4. Prepare optional ingredients (I only had carrots and cilantro available)
5. Once noodles are done, drain and toss with about 1 tbs sesame oil
6. Run noodles under cold water
7. Refrigerate noodles

Sauce making
1. Throw everything in the sauce ingredients into a blender
2. Blend until smooth
3. If not peanuty enough, add more peanuts
4. If you like more spiciness, add more chili flakes
5. Chill in the fridge for an hour or more

Serve with noodles and optional ingredients and enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. oh my! looks delicious~ ive recently been craving peanut sauce noodles!