Monday, August 1, 2011

Spicy Sesame Noodles with Chopped Peanuts and Fresh Thai Basil

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It's been almost a week since my last post. We were away for a few days with family...enjoying the beach, Scrabble, cocktails and each other's company. (For the record..."BOTOXED" and "QUILTER" are in fact words...high scoring ones at that...just sayin')

Anyway... we returned home to this...


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Thai Basil Gone Wild!

So...despite my stern proclamation on the car ride home, "No carbs for me for a week...!"  ...thirty minutes in the door I was preparing, Spicy Sesame Noodles with Chopped Peanuts and Fresh Thai Basil.

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I followed the recipe exactly, except for (and this is major) halving the amount of Angel Hair Pasta to 1/2 pound and used brown sugar in the dressing instead of regular white. (*also used unsalted peanuts and a low sodium soy sauce)

I thought a pound of pasta seemed way too much for the amount of dressing the recipe yielded ...other reviewers agreed...1/2 a pound of pasta worked perfectly!

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A spicy vegetarian dish BURSTING WITH FLAVOR!!!! Click here if you missed the recipe link above

Tonight we're eating the leftovers with this DELICIOUS Pork Tenderloin Marinade I posted a while back...we can't wait!!!

15 comments:

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

That looks absolutely delicious! And holy basil! Its out of control :) Glad your vaca was fun!!

Bo said...

Delish...I say no carbs for me everyday, but it just ain't happening.

Santosh Bangar said...

basil planta are beautiful and noodles are delicious nic clicks

Santosh Bangar said...

basil planta are beautiful and noodles are delicious nic clicks

Santosh Bangar said...

basil planta are beautiful and noodles are delicious nic clicks

Care's Kitchen said...

Thanks guys!

Andrea - Thanks!!! I know you and YOU would LOVE this dish (no cilantro either!)!!!!!

Bo - AMEN! I don't even know why I pretend?!?!? LOL!

Santosh - You're right! The Thai Basil plant is super beautiful!!!

StephenC said...

Basil - one of heaven's great gifts to mankind (or womankind). Wish I could come there and help you pick it.

Jenn said...

Oh how I wish I was your neighbor, I would so ask politely if I could take some of that basil off your hands!! The pasta looks wonderful!

BBQ Smoker said...

OK, so I officially have Thai Basil Envy! Those plants are amazing!

Care's Kitchen said...

Thanks all! WE LOVED THIS NOODLE DISH! It's simple too!

Also...MAKE THE PORK TENDERLOIN with it! SOOOOOO GOOD!!! It's a once a week meal sort of thing!
Delicious together!

Nicole said...

I'm actually insanely jealous of your basil plants. That dish looks like the tastiest thing this side of the Mekong!!

Heather said...

Your sense of humor is so refreshing. Thanks for the Scrabble tips! This sounds delish and I want to make it!

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

pleased u had a break, I am feeling good thanks ready to meet the little guy :-) adore Thai basil

Magic of Spice said...

Wow your Thai basil did go nuts...looks like my mint, lol. Love the look of this beautiful noodle dish :)

Lupe said...

Hi,This is a beautiful Holy Basil plant. And your dish is outstanding, it looks delicious. Enjoy.
My name is Lupe and I would like to grow some Holy Basil. I live in Houston, TX and I am not sure if I should even try because of the heat here but could you tell me were would I buy a small plant of Holy Basil? I would appreciate any ideas, suggestion. Thank you