Thursday, February 21, 2019

Thai Peanut Pork Noodles

Boy do I have a recipe for you today!! 

No kidding, this is one of the yummiest meals I've ever made, and you know me....I LOVE to cook!

This all came about because I had made pork tenderloin with my Sous Vide earlier in the week and had some left over in the fridge. I was thinking about creative ways to use it up, and the idea for this dish was born. 

Sweetie and my daughter both loved this meal so much, and I'm really glad I remembered to take photos so I could share it with you!

Ok here's how it happened: 


I started by getting a big pot of salted water boiling for the pasta. Then I heated up my Calphalon saute pan, and added about 2 tablespoons sesame oil to the pan. 

This is the first time I have ever cooked with sesame oil, but it certainly won't be the last! Wow, what flavor that adds to the dish, and the aroma is heavenly!! 

I added two large sliced onions to the pan, and let them saute for a few minutes until they started to soften. 

Then I added a sliced red sweet pepper to the pan. 


After they sauteed for a few minutes, I melted a little butter in the center of the pan and tossed in 4 garlic cloves, minced. 


When the garlic was golden and fragrant, I gave everything a stir and added the florets of one head of broccoli. 

I put the lid on for just a few minutes so the broccoli could steam a little with the veggies, and then removed the lid and let everything saute together for about 5 minutes. 


Doesn't that look yummy? Well, I wasn't done yet!! 

I sliced some scallions and tossed them in with the veggies. Then I put the pasta on to boil. 

While the spaghetti was cooking I made the sauce....and let me tell you, the sauce is the magic in this dish!!

I sprinkled 1/2 tablespoon ground ginger on the veggies, and added 1/4 cup honey, 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, and 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce to the pan. Next went in 3 tablespoons of cider vinegar....because I didn't have rice vinegar. The last ingredient was a tablespoon of sweet chili sauce.

Everything got a good stir, and the house smelled heavenly! 

The last thing I added to the pan was the pork tenderloin, sliced, and some leftover cooked carrots, also sliced. 


When the pasta was done, I drained it and tossed it with 2 tablespoons of sesame oil.  I threw the contents of the pan right in on top of the pasta and gave it all a good stir. 


When I plated it, I topped it with some sliced scallions and chopped roasted peanuts. 

It's like your favorite takeout but better!! 


Sweetie and my daughter ate theirs with chopsticks, but I stuck with a good old fashioned fork. I never did master the art of chopsticks!

I could have used a shovel, I ate this so quickly. I kid you not, this recipe is a KEEPER! 

You could use chicken or pork in this, or just veggies. Any way you make it, it would be amazing! 

I hope you'll give it a try - it's the first time I've cooked Thai food, but it certainly won't be the last!

What's your favorite Thai dish?

34 comments:

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    1. It was seriously amazing, Penny. We all fought over the leftovers!!

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  2. Oh wow, this really does sound and look fabulous.

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    1. And it was easy, Marty - definitely took care of the craving for takeout!

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  3. Oh yaassss, Girlfriend! I love Thai food and I love peanut noodles, so this is right up my alley. I'll be pinning this recipe and trying it with just a couple of my own little modifications. Thank you so much!

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    1. I know you don't use garlic and onions much, but hopefully you can come up with your own modifications while keeping the awesome flavor of this dish, Melanie!

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  4. Oh my, it's dinner time and I'm hungry as it is. I may need to try this. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I hope you love it, PJ! It was a huge hit in my house!! I think my daughter was a little shocked that she liked it so much as it was outside her comfort zone!

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  5. Debbie, this looks amazing! What a great recipe! The hubster will love it! Oh my gosh, now I'm so hungry and it is only 9:30 in the morning. I don't know how I'm going to make it to dinner!!! :-) Love and hugs and happy Friday!

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    1. I admit I got pretty hungry writing this post, Benita - I could still smell that amazing sesame oil in my mind!

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  6. Wow this sounds great. My husband will love it. Healthier and cheaper than takeout. The combination in this dish sounds delicious. Sesame oil smells awesome too.

    Saving this to try for sure. Thanks so far sharing Debbie.

    Cindy

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  7. I can just see me trying to maneuver chopsticks! It looks and sound so good. I'll mention it to Nathan. He's basically a gourmet cook. He lived with a roommate once who was going to cooking school and became a chef. He brought me chili last night. I'm good with someone else doing the cooking. Though I'm sure you're about the best I know.
    Brenda

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    1. If we lived closer I'd be happy to cook for you, Brenda! Maybe Nathan will make this and bring you some!!

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  8. I have all of these ingredients and a pork tenderloin in the freezer that I need to use. I'll be trying this. It looks like heaven in a bowl!

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    1. This would work great with leftover chicken also, Pattie!

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    2. I'll remember the chicken. Meanwhile, I was just popping back in to tell you that I made this with the pork and it was DELISH!

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    3. I'm so glad you loved it, Pattie!! I must make it again soon!

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  9. This sounds so yummy Debbie. I have never cooked Thai but this sounds like I could do it. I am going to give it a try with Chicken. We are big chicken fans. Thanks for sharing this with us. I bet the leftovers were even better.
    Happy Friday and Have a great weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. I might make it with chicken the next time around too, Kris, just to see what the difference would be. This was my first attempt at Thai also, but it won't be my last!!

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  10. I bet your home always smells wonderful! That's a great shot of the chop sticks! We may be going out tonight for Poke' bowls. This will be my first. I like sushi so I'm pretty excited. Ill be sure to post about it I go.
    Lisa

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    1. I don't even know what that is, Lisa!! Yes please post to enlighten those of us who live under a rock!

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  11. This sounds and looks so delicious! Sesame oil is so flavorful. I need to get more as you've got me wanting to make this dish.

    Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

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    1. I was so surprised our tiny little mountain top market actually carried it, Lorraine!

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  12. I'm going to write all this down because I always have some leftover pork tenderloin and this sounds a lot healthier than just adding it to fried onions and potatoes. I only had Thai food once and was not impressed but if this is Thai, I'm all for it.Your pictures really help, Debbie, help make my mouth water too!

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    1. I hope you like it, Dewena!! I never had Thai food before so I don't have any comparison, but all I know is this was DELISH!!

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  13. You make cooking Thai food sound doable. Hmmm...I think I may be catching a teeny tiny bit of the cooking bug from you. Your enthusiasm is contagious!! xo

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    1. That's funny, Kim!! If only I could catch the crafting bug from you!!

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  14. I love your cooking posts! this looks so delicious--everything you cook looks delicious!!!! chopsticks, fork, butter knife, steak knife...even a SPOON.......whatever it TAKES....HA HA!! LOL---to get that good food to your mouth! ha ha

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    1. I ate this meal so fast, Debbi, it was that delicious!

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    1. I must make it again soon, Paula - it was incredibly good!!

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