Thursday, August 07, 2008

SIMPLE SIZZLING SUMMER SUPPER ~ COLD THAI PEANUT NOODLES / SUMMER LIME CHICKEN TENDERS

"Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability."
~ 'Fiery' red daylily
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COLD THAI PEANUT NOODLES
~ Ingredients are always on hand for this favorite, easy simple supper
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1 lb. cooked whole wheat pasta
4 Tbsp. sesame oil (regular or hot chili)
4 cloves peeled garlic
2 (1/4-inch) slices ginger
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup spicy rice vinegar
1 Tbsp. Mongolian Fire oil (chili oil)
2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 bunch chopped green onions
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/4 cup reserved pasta water (if needed)
  • In large bowl, toss cooled pasta with 2 Tbsp. sesame oil to coat evenly.
  • In good processor or blender, mince garlic and ginger. Add 2 Tbsp sesame oil and remaining ingredients. Puree until smooth. Pour over noodles, add 1/2 of chopped green onions and toss well. Add additional pasta water if needed to thin.
  • Transfer to serving dish and top with remaining chopped green onions and chopped peanuts.

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SUMMER LIME CHICKEN

~ Perfect cool compliment for spicy peanuts noodles from COOKS.COM

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2 packages boneless skinless chicken tenders
1/3 cup olive oil
juice of 3 limes (and zest)
4 cloves minced garlic
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp. coarse salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • Trim fat from tenders. Pound between waxed paper to flatten.
  • Combine olive oil, lime juice, zest, garlic, cilantro, salt & pepper. Pour over chicken and marinate 4-8 hours. Grill or broil chicken tor 2 minutes on each side. (Yields 4-6)

8 comments:

beckie said...

Wow! Beautiful lily. Such an intense color. The Thai Peanut Noodles sound wonderful. I love pasta any which way. One of my granddaughters is a vegetarian and this is something she would enjoy as well. Thanks!

Rose said...

Your daylilies are beautiful, Joey! I have one whose name I don't know--it was given to me by my aunt--that looks similar to this reddish-orange one. But I am partial to the lovely purple one you have on yesterday's post.

Bren said...

Hello Darlin! How are you doing these days. I have been visiting your blog daily from my Google Reader account but have not posted. Had to share a comment with you today to tell you I posted a yummy recipe on my blog today. Stop by and take a look you might want to try it this weekend while grilling with friends.

LOVE your lilies in the photos today.
((HUGS)) from your friend in the Midwest Garden :-)

Brenda Kula said...

Those two colors in your flower are my favorite in the whole world. Red and yellow. Such a nice contrast to see them together. Makes me happy!
Brenda

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Joey, I adore just adore your photos, they seem to jump off of the page.

Looking forward to making some of those delicious recipes.
Jen

joey said...

This daylily is my husband's favorite, Beckie, and his 'this week's' screen saver. The Thai Peanut Pasta, rich in protein, is a great choice for vegetarians (I feed many and they love it).

Thanks Rose. Always photogenic, I love the purple ones also.

I did pop over, darlin' Bren, and your post was indeed yummy. Thanks for sharing. Sounds like a delightful weekend!

You are easy to please, Brenda! Big thanks and stay happy ;)

Thanks Jen ... lots of summer favorites posted here and, hopefully, many more to come in spite of this time crunch.

Blackswamp_Girl said...

Yum... I'm going to try the cold peanut noodles sometime this week. I realized as I went through your list that I always have those ingredients on hand, too!

By the way, your flower pictures are beautiful as always.

joey said...

Hi Kim and thanks ... I think you'll enjoy the peanut noodles. I make them often for my daughter and friends (many vegetarians). Great great picnic fare!