November 1, 2008

This is... a favourite recipe I would like to share

Mike will be thanking Three Buttons for this weeks "This is..." theme. Typing up this recipe has me craving Pad Thai, guess what we're having for dinner...

Thai It You'll Like It Pad Thai
Recipe from Looneyspoons by Janet and Greta Podleski

What You Need:
12 ounces uncooked fettuccine or linguine
2 cups sliced red bell peppers (colour really doesn’t matter, just slice them in strips)
1 cup snow peas, trimmed and halved
1/3 cup chopped green onion (or whatever you have on hand)
1/2 cup low-sodium low-fat chicken broth
2 teaspoons sesame oil
2 tablespoons reduced-fat peanut butter (or soy nut butter)
1 1/2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce
1 tablespoon white vinegar or rice vinegar
1 teaspoon grated gingerroot (I never add this, no ginger fans here)
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 lb cooked chopped cooked chicken breast (or shrimp)

What You Do:
1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and keep warm.
2. While pasta is cooking, prepare sauce.
3. In a large saucepan, combine all ingredients except shrimp; mix well.
4. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium.
5. Cook and stir for 3-4 minutes, until vegetables are crisp-tender and sauce is bubbly and slightly thickened.
6. Stir in chicken (or shrimp) and cook just until heated through, 1-2 minutes; do not overcook if using shrimp or it will be rubbery.
7. Toss hot sauce with pasta and serve immediately.

This is supposed to be a low-fat recipe but it's also supposed to serve four people. You guessed it, we split it in half and devour it with absolutely no problem. DELICIOUS!

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