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Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

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Yesterday,  on my way home from work , I told myself that under no circumstance will I cook and clean up the kitchen, I was just too tired and a bit under the weather.
So, while driving along university drive and contemplating where to stop for a bite or some take out, evaluating the choices a I checked out the restaurants along the way, I crossed off one after the other, knowing that none of them would be able to satisfy my craving for real, good, tasty food for a decent price. Eventually, as I drove by my favorite Asian Market, I made a quick stop to buy some octopus sashimi. I was not sure at this point what I would prepare with it, but I usually have enough stuff at home to fix a couple of good meals. When I got home, rice noodles, peanut butter, soy sauce, garlic paste, grated ginger, chili oil, sesame oil, red chilies, green peppers and onions were the usual suspects.  Together with the octopus they became a great and perfect dinner.
As usual, more often than not, if I want to eat exactly what I want, I have to prep it myself (and clean up the kitchen afterward 😦  ).
But as always, it was well worth the time and effort and I’ve saved a bunch of good dollars doing it 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

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Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

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Preparation :
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mix soy sauce, water, peanut butter, sriracha, sesame oil, lime juice, chili oil, simmer for one minute, if too thick, add water, if too thin, add peanut butter

mix soy sauce, water, peanut butter, sriracha, sesame oil, lime juice, chili oil, simmer for one minute, if too thick, add water, if too thin, add peanut butter

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season octopus with kosher salt and chili oil, saute in VERY HOT pan with garlic oil for about 3 seconds, remove from pan, set aside

season octopus with kosher salt and chili oil, saute in VERY HOT pan with garlic oil for about 3 seconds, remove from pan, set aside

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saute onion, green peppers and red chilies in garlic oil

saute onion, green peppers and red chilies in garlic oil

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add rice noodles which you had soaked in warm water for 10 minutes then drained, add a small amount of  soy sauce and water, cook until liquid has evaporated

add rice noodles which were soaked in warm water for 10 minutes, then drained, add a small amount of soy sauce and water, cook until liquid has evaporated

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put noodles to one side of the pan, add some more garlic oil, add whisked eggs, scramble, cook until eggs are dry

put noodles to one side of the pan, add some more garlic oil, add whisked eggs, scramble, cook until eggs are dry

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add peanut sauce, mix well

add peanut sauce, mix well

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stir fry for another minute, check / adjust seasoning

stir fry for another minute, check / adjust seasoning

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plate noodles on serving dish, top with octopus, sprinkle with chives and sesame seeds

plate noodles on serving dish, top with octopus, sprinkle with chives and sesame seeds

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Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

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Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

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Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

Spicy Octopus And Rice Noodles In Peanut Sauce

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Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce – Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

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One  of the reasons I miss Europe so much is the fact that dishes like this are practically impossible to find on a restaurant menu here (or in any home, for that matter). Simple, delicious, real food one can eat with gusto. Mind you, I would not want this every day, but once in a while…….
So, as usual, if you want the best, you might as well learn to prepare it yourself 🙂
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce -  Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce – Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

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Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce -  Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce – Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

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beef chuck roast or other braising cut root vegetables, water, bring to a simmer, cook until meat is tender, remove meat, set meat aside

beef chuck roast (or other braising cut), root vegetables, water, small amount of salt, bring to a simmer, cook until meat is tender, remove meat, set aside

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strain stock through a fine sieve

strain stock through a fine sieve

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skim fat from surface

skim fat from surface

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make a white roux of half butter and half a/p flour, add stock, whisk to avoid lumps, simmer for 15 minutes, strain through a fine mesh strainer

make a white roux of half butter and half a/p flour, add stock, whisk to avoid lumps, simmer for 15 minutes, strain through a fine mesh strainer

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add heavy cream, kosher salt and white pepper, check / adjust seasoning

add heavy cream, kosher salt and white pepper, check / adjust seasoning

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add grated horseradish

add grated horseradish

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start cabbage by sauteing   onions in garlic oil

start cabbage by sauteing onions in garlic oil

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add diced cabbage

add diced cabbage

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add red and green peppers. kosher salt, cayenne pepper, maggi seasoning, saute until cabbage softens a bit, check / adjust seasoning

add red and green peppers. kosher salt, cayenne pepper, maggi seasoning, saute until cabbage softens a bit, check / adjust seasoning

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saute small blanched potatoes in garlic oil until golden, season with kosher salt and cayenne pepper

saute small blanched potatoes in garlic oil until golden, season with kosher salt and cayenne pepper

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slice beef , arrange on serving platter

slice beef , arrange on serving dish

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nape with horseradish sauce

nape with horseradish sauce

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serve with sauteed cabbage and potatoes

serve with sauteed cabbage and potatoes

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Gekochtes Rindfleish In Meerettich Sauce -  Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

Gekochtes Rindfleisch In Meerettich Sauce – Boiled Chuck Roast In Horseradish Sauce

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