After discovering the One Pot Wonder technique for cooking pasta, I admit I am a bit obsessed with making new versions of this stunningly simple pasta dish with a silky smooth sauce.
And so, food fans, after dozens of pots o’ pasta – yes, I do sacrifice for my art – I present this One Pot Wonder 2.0 Thai Style Peanut version.
I love the flavors of a great Pad Thai, so I decided to throw all those flavors in a pot with linguine pasta instead of rice stick noodles, the classic Pad Thai noodle.
I added veggies that I love in Thai cuisine, and a scoop of peanut butter to melt into the sauce. The sauce that develops is rich and creamy due to the peanut butter. And the whole dish is a symphony of Thai flavors. Do put this on your Must Try List!
Just a few notes: the photo above has parsley, but I would normally use cilantro – just didn’t have any on hand when I made this one – parsley works, but cilantro is better, IMHO. And, chopped cilantro, mung bean sprouts, chopped peanuts and a squeeze of fresh lime on top of each plate full complete this dish and make it more authentic. I added some sliced chunks of ginger and some sliced limes that you need to fish out before serving. ((Also, I did not use fish sauce in this recipe to make it vegan, but if you like using this classic Asian sauce used in traditional Pad Thai, it adds a pungent note.))
— posted by Donna