Peanut butter

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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Satay’s Meet Rib’s

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I wanted  to prepare some chicken satay’s for some time now, but I just never got around to it. So on friday I bought chicken and other ingredients to finally get my satay fix. However, I also bought some pork rib’s, which got me thinking……. Peanut and pork is alway’s a great combination, so why not going that route. No reason not to !  So here we go,  Pork ribs  with an asian inspired peanut glace and  peanut  dipping sauce. Great success !  This will be one of my new standby’s for an informal dinner party 🙂
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Satay's Meet Rib's

Satay’s Meet Rib’s

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Ingredient’s :

Pork rib’s,
Peanut butter,
Hoi sin sauce,
Oyster sauce,
Soy sauce,
Scotch bonnet sauce,
Ginger powder,
Garlic,   granulated,
Coriander powder,
Turmeric,
Sour orange juice,
Lemon grass,   dried, chopped
Brown sugar,

Method :

Heat peanut butter with all ingredients except ribs. Add water and whisk until you have a smooth, thick sauce. Simmer for a few minutes.  Set aside most of it to marinade ribs for at least two days. Add some more water to the rest of the sauce to use as dipping sauce. Set aside. After two day’s, bake ribs on a water filled roasting tray, lightly covered with aluminum foil, at  180F for nine hours. Remove cover during the last hour to get a golden color.
(Best to put the rib’s in the oven in the morning, happily thinking about a great dinner to come during the whole day 🙂
The collagen will turn into gelatin, leaving the ribs tender and  succulent. Add  the juices from the roasting tray to the dipping sauce, simmer until the desired texture is reached. Strain. Serve with the dipping sauce, slices of raw onion, cucumber and tomato.
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Bon Appetit !   Life is Good !
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