Friday, June 25, 2010

My Childhood Favorite with a Twist: Noodles and Green Beans with Asian Peanut Sauce

When I was a kid, one of my favorite things to eat was pasta and peanut butter. I don’t even know where I got the idea. Mom didn’t make it, my brothers didn’t eat it, but I absolutely loved it. In fact, I think my brothers’ collective reaction was ‘Eew, gross,” when I made it. They just didn’t know what they were missing. Read More

Recipe: Noodles and Green Beans with Asian Peanut Sauce


  1. I'm totally with you on the whole 'I used to eat this as a kid and loved it what do you mean it's not normal?' thing. Something I made recently was, essentially, a cornflake tart drowning in syrup because I used to have it when I was younger and I loved it. When I told other people about it, though, they gave me a really weird look, made an excuse and left. I still think it's delicious.

    Having said all that, I think your dish looks and sounds fantastic. We actually use crunchy peanut butter in our house to make peanut sauces - they're pretty much the same thing but a little thicker - so this is right up my alley.


    Jax x

  2. Thanks, Jax. I always use crunchy peanut butter as well (I've never understood the desire for creamy peanut butter, but to each, his own).

    The cornflakes tart with syrup sounds pretty good too.

  3. I love anything with a peanut sauce. I would walk a mile on broken glass for a bowl of Tan Tan noodle soup.

  4. Interestingly enough my husband does the same - his "signature dish" was a "Peanut Butter Noodles" concoction.. lol. It tastes really good though! LOVE anything with satay or peanut sauce in it :)

  5. Oh, good! If there's two of us, then it can't be 'weird'. :)

  6. Such a fun the background:) Lovely dish!