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Thai Inspired Peanut Pasta

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In this Instructable, I will show you how I make a Thai-inspired pasta dish topped with a peanut sauce. It's very simple to make, and uses ingredients that you most likely already have in your house. And best of all, it tastes really good!
 
 
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Step 1: Cook some pasta...

I hope everyone already knows how to cook pasta, but I'll run through the basics.

Fill up a pot with water, put it on the stove, and wait for the water to boil.

Pick your pasta. I used Whole Grain Rotini, but really any shaped pasta will work. I personally like the rotini since the sauce gets all stuck in the curls of the pasta. Pour your pasta into the boiling water, add a bit of salt, and stir. You should turn down the heat a little at this point as well.

I like the directions on some boxes of imported Italian pasta that read "Cook until done." How much simpler could you get when telling someone how to cook pasta? How do you know when pasta is done? You taste it, of course! If it's not too chewy, drain the excess water out of the pot and set the pasta aside.

Step 2: Chop an Onion

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Chop up an onion. Avoid your fingers.

It can't hurt to add more vegetables to the pasta. On different occasions, I've made this in the past with adding fresh spinach, basil, parsley, and bell peppers as well as the onion.
aaron-k3 years ago
for a cheaper way to add honey i just used honey mustard, that was way better than the Kraft mac and cheese i usually make!
macmundi4 years ago
If it is Thai inspired, why is nothing associated to Thai ingredients? except maybe the onion and the garlic..
I tried it and it was really good. I also added the shredded carrots. Yumm! Also adding honey to the sauce makes it sweet and very good.
oh Wolfboy, I love your noodles. I make a similar dish, and it's great using your sauce. At the end of sauteing the onions I throw in "broken" fresh carrot chunks, ~the size of very large peas. the carrot shards can also be totally uncooked. Then I throw some crunched up cashews and maybe some chopped green onion (the green part) on top. serve with a bit of wasabi and soy sauce, on the side. Inexpensive....warm....crunchy....yummy!
Wolf Seril5 years ago
Sounds good! Try adding a little orange juice to the peanut sauce. I know it sounds weird, but it turns out really well.