I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I think that’s one reason I enjoy Thai food. The cuisine usually has some sweet notes along with other flavor profiles like salty, spicy, sour. I also love the fresh herbs in Thai food like cilantro and basil. They add a wonderful, aromatic freshness to every dish.
This Peanut Noodle stir fry has a few of those flavor profiles along with one of my favorite ingredients lately, peanut butter. I happened to have crunchy peanut butter in the cabinet when I made this which worked out nicely because I didn’t have to add any chopped peanuts to the cooking vegetables, I just sprinkled some on top for garnish.
As for the noodles, I had some fresh Chinese Spaghetti Noodles in my fridge, but regular spaghetti noodles would be pretty much the same.
I don’t always have fresh ginger at home. So I was excited to find minced ginger in a tube at the grocery store one day. I find this to be really convenient. No need to peel and mince fresh ginger and when I decide to make a stir fry at the last minute I have ginger on hand!
For the vegetables in this dish, I used what I had. So feel free to use what you have. Some other great vegetable options are bell pepper, cabbage, edamame, cucumber, or broccoli. To note, I just chopped my vegetables, but to make your dish look like restaurant quality you can julienne the vegetables.
If you’re in the mood for something unique for dinner, give this recipe a try and you won’t be disappointed!