Supper Club: Thai Noodle Salad

This was the other recipe I picked for Thai night. It was a little more involved than the shrimp, but it was relatively low maintenance. The peanut sauce was good - better than the one I made a while back - but still not as good as Ina's. I think I'm going to have to make that one again, since I keep comparing everything else to it! I did use whole wheat pasta, which could have made it a little drier than it should have been. Dino squeezed a little lime juice on his and said it helped it out a lot.

Thai Noodle Salad
Bon Appétit January 2003

12 ounces linguine
4 tablespoons oriental sesame oil

8 green onions, chopped
5 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons chili-garlic sauce
2 cups mung bean sprouts
1 cup finely shredded carrots

Cook pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite. Drain. Transfer pasta to large bowl; add 3 tablespoons sesame oil and toss to coat.
Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 6 green onions, garlic, and ginger; sauté until onions soften, about 2 minutes. Add honey, peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, and chili-garlic sauce; whisk to blend. Simmer sauce 1 minute. Cool to room temperature. Pour over pasta and toss to coat. Add sprouts and carrots; mix well. Transfer to platter; sprinkle with remaining green onions.

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

Here's a shot of the whole meal (minus the soup that I slurped down before taking a photo):

And an awesome dessert, inspired by Thai iced coffee:

It was another great Supper Club event!

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