Are you sick of eating the same ol’ thing all the time? Do you want to add some diversity to your evening meal rotation? I certainly have a handful of go-to recipes that are just not doing it for me lately….so I decided to play around and ended up coming up with this amazing slightly spicy, peanutt-y, deliciousness!! I mean can you really go wrong when peanut butter is involved?! The answer is no, you can’t….unless you have a peanut allergy…..in which case, I’m sorry, but this one’s not for you!!
I am all about spicy, but I also wanted to make sure that even the little ones would eat this, so if you are feeding your family, I would recommend reducing the red pepper flakes, eliminating them, or saving some aside to sprinkle on your dish later!
I have made this awesome noodle dish twice this week already — the girls loved it and were all about the cooked carrots and peas (big surprise)!! You won’t be disappointed – spice up your dinner rotation tonight!!
- ½ box linguine noodles
- 1 Tbsp olive or coconut oil
- 3 whole carrots, finely diced
- ½ large onion, sliced
- ½ large bell pepper, sliced
- 1 cup peas
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 egg
- 1 Tbsp sesame oil
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup water
- 2-3 Tbsp peanut butter
- 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes, optional
- 1 Tbsp crushed peanuts or cashews, optional
- 3 green onion, finely chopped, optional
- In a large pot, heat water to boiling and cooking noodles according to package directions. Drain, set aside.
- In a large skillet or wok, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add onions, peppers, peas, and carrots and cook until soft. Add garlic and cook an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Move all veggies to the exterior edges of the wok and crack the egg into the middle. Let it cook for a bit and lightly scramble it, without making the pieces too tiny.
- In a measuring cup or bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, soy sauce, water, peanut butter, and pepper flakes. Add to the veggies and mix thoroughly until coated.
- Turn down the heat to low and add the noodles to the vegetables and toss to coat.
- Once everything is cooked through, serve with optional garnishes.