Journey with Germani “Peanut Noodles”

Posted by Admin1 on August 08, 2017
Journey with Germani

Hi BITC readers!

The heatwave in the city has finally hit! And all we can hope for is more sunshine as summer is too short and we’ve already made it to August.

Try this it’s easy and delicious!

Warm or cool, these peanut noodles are good in a pinch if you’re looking to make something quick and easy. If you’re able, I’ve found brown rice vermicelli is great and it is super quick to prepare, only taking about 3 min in boiling water.

Boil water in a pot for the vermicelli and make as much as required and then set your cooked vermicelli noodles to the side.

This time I used ginger, extra firm tofu, mushrooms, baby carrots, and a quarter of an onion. This is also a great way to use up leftover chicken. Slice/chop up your tofu/meat/veggies. Sometimes I just add the baby carrots whole, depends on how much energy I have when I’m making dinner after a workday.

First cook the onion, ginger and mushrooms in a little bit of sesame oil (it has great flavor and you want to use enough so that your veggies don’t stick but a little does go a long way). Coconut oil is yummy and works as well. Once the onion and mushrooms are cooked, add the carrots and other veggies.

Add soy sauce, your fave hot sauce and a spoonful of peanut butter to taste (I’ve switched to using natural but any will do or you could add tahini or almond/cashew butter instead).

After about ten minutes cooking on a medium – low heat, add your noodles to the mix and stir everything up or serve your veggies/tofu/etc on top of the vermicelli.

I added some sliced green onion, toasted sesame seeds and some baby bok choy (not fully cooked, just doused with a little boiling water from the kettle and left to strain).

It might seem like a lot of steps but I can prep and cook this meal in about 20 minutes, which is great when you don’t have a lot of time or just want to relax at the end of the day and the leftovers are great to save for another meal.

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and having fun exploring the city!

Sarah Germani for Bruce in the City

Editor: Mary Ellen Monk

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