I love Ellie Krieger

So good.

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Ellie Krieger’s Aromatic Noodles with Lime Peanut Sauce (from foodnetwork.com)
Serves 6

Ingredients
3/4 pound spinach linguine or whole-wheat spaghetti
2 cups (about 9 ounces) broccoli florets
2 cups (about 6 ounces) snow peas, trimmed
2 cups (about 6 ounces) sugar snap peas, trimmed
1/2 cup natural creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 cup water
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1 scallion, cut into pieces
3/4 inch fresh ginger, finely grated
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 cup shelled unsalted peanuts
Directions
Cook the pasta in a large pot of water according to the directions on the package. Drain and rinse with cold water. While the pasta is cooking put the broccoli in a steamer basket over a large pot of boiling water and steam it for 3 minutes. Add the snow peas and sugar snap peas and steam for 2 minutes more.

Toast the peanuts in a dry pan over a medium heat until they become fragrant, about 3 minutes. Set them aside to cool. Make the sauce by pureeing the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, vinegar, lime juice, scallion, ginger, sugar and red pepper flakes in a food processor or blender until smooth.

Right before serving, toss the pasta with 3/4 cup of the peanut sauce. Divide into 6 serving bowls and top each serving with the vegetables. Drizzle the remaining sauce over the vegetables. Coarsely chop the peanuts, sprinkle them on top and serve.

Of course, since I can’t follow a recipe to save my life, I omitted a bunch of things. First off, I only cooked enough pasta for two servings, but I cut the sauce in half. I like my veggies saucy. I only used one type of pea, I forget which one. I didn’t use the scallion, ginger or unsalted peanuts. I also mixed the sauce with the veggies and pasta together, not just with the noodles. And guess what? It was fabulous.

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18 Responses to I love Ellie Krieger

  1. Ellie rocks! I have never made one of her recipes I didn’t love. Such a tasty dish with lots of healthy veggies.

  2. OH MY GOD. Can you please send me over some of this asap! I am reading food blogs on an empty stomach, never a good idea. Especially when you post about something that contains lime juice and peanut butter, only two of my favorite ingredients! Hope you enjoy it thoroughly!

  3. I love watching Ellie cook! She just radiates healthiness! Love her!! :) Your dish looks wonderful!!

  4. Yum! You have had two delicious dinners in a row! I’ve never made anything by Ellie Krieger; I get really intimidated by recipes for some reason.

  5. Swoon. I love pasta.

  6. That looks SO good……yummmm :-)

  7. Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now

    Yum! That does look really good. I’ve never tried any of her recipes.

  8. I watch the Food Network so often but never make any of the recipes from it! That looks great… you have been a recipe queen lately!

  9. Oh my gosh….WOW. I’ve actually never made any of her recipes, or watched her show. This looks amazing!!

  10. That looks amazing!! I need to turn on the Food Network now!

  11. i saw you FB this and DANG it looks so good! i love ellie also. thanks for sharing.

  12. Looks amazing–too bad I’m allergic to peanuts. :P

    I hope you enjoyed! :)

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