Peanut Chicken Noodles

Posted By Kerri

Last night when we were wondering what to cook this evening, Kerri chose this recipe as it looked like it would be fairly quick and easy to cook. It doesn’t say anywhere on the page but I imagine it’s Malaysian-inspired given the peanuts and kecap manis. When I got home and we were about to start cooking it, the Good Food web site went down and we couldn’t see the recipe and couldn’t remember much about it. Oops.

So we just started making things up and I mortar-and-pestled some chilli, garlic and ginger into a paste with some salt as that seemed like a good way to kick things off. Then the web site came back and we realised that what we had done so far was fine, and we just needed to add some coriander and peanuts to it. Good news. Frying the paste didn’t go so swimmingly – it kept crumbling and breaking up and burning rather than frying properly and adding more oil didn’t help as it just soaked into the peanutty paste straight away.

Eventually we just added the chicken and then the vegetables (couldn’t find pak choi so just used baby corn and mange tout which we had) and soy sauce (didn’t have kecap manis), lime juice and a dash of water. Then we added in the noodles which we had overcooked, but that was fine because the slightly mushy noodles soaked up the tasty sauce.

Jan 6th, 2010

8 Comments to 'Peanut Chicken Noodles'

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  1. Sylvie said,

    Such good flavour combinations!

  2. Looks good. Kecap manis tastes really similar to soy sauce except it is slightly lighter and sweeter so soy sauce is a good substitute. If you ever need it for a recipe though I tracked it down at the spice shop just off portobello road.
    .-= gourmet chick´s last blog ..Noura =-.

  3. I think it looks rather lush! 🙂 xxx
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  4. Jeanne said,

    Good improvisation guys! Love the colours – and the bowl 🙂
    .-= Jeanne´s last blog ..Playing catch-up =-.

  5. Alex said,

    This looks like perfect January food – fresh and zingy!
    .-= Alex´s last blog ..Earth: Art of a changing world =-.

  6. Tanya said,

    This is definitely going on the ‘to cook’ list for next week. Looks yummy.
    .-= Tanya´s last blog ..Mini-Bakewell Tarts =-.

  7. Stephen said,

    Thanks everyone!

    gourmet chick, I felt like we were letting the side down by not having any kecap manis, so will definitely have to get some so that we have it next time a recipe calls for it!

  8. Baby Bro said,

    Can we all say “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” to Kerri please for the 10th. My card is in the er post!

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