Rating: 3.22 stars
74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 4

For a quick Asian sauce that takes almost no time to prepare, mix together peanut butter, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and sugar.

Everyday Food, March 2007

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prep:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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  • Cook pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water until al dente, according to package instructions. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Add snow peas, carrots, and tofu to pot; immediately drain pasta mixture, and set aside.

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  • In pasta pot, stir together peanut butter, soy sauce, vinegar, and sugar. Add reserved pasta mixture; toss gently, adding reserved pasta water a little at a time to create a thin sauce that coats spaghetti (you may not need all the water). Season as desired with salt and pepper. Serve.

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Reviews (12)

74 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 28
  • 2 star values: 14
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 3 stars
11/23/2012
Easy to make. I don't really like the peanut sauce though. It tastes okay but it's not amazing, so I'll stick to the one I already know and love. You may want to 1.5 or double the sauce as we did.
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2011
So easy and delish! I have tried other peanut sauces but this is my fave. Enjoy!
Rating: Unrated
07/13/2011
Fast, easy. I subbed peas for the snow peas and chicken for the tofu. Yummy. Will make again.
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Rating: Unrated
05/27/2011
quick and tasty! will make this one again. since i didn't have pasta I used rice instead. I boiled some water and blanched the veggies.
Rating: Unrated
05/27/2011
quick and tasty! will make this one again. since i didn't have pasta I used rice instead. I boiled some water and blanched the veggies.
Rating: Unrated
08/12/2010
Super! Not a big tofu fan but mung bean sprouts, julienned scallions, cooked shrimp are good and arugula or baby spinach can be added in step two-the heat is enoug to wilt them. I added just a bit of thai hot/sweet sauce too.
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Rating: Unrated
07/30/2010
Do you use seasoned or unseasoned rice vinegar?
Rating: Unrated
04/14/2010
This is a very nice recipe/
Rating: Unrated
04/11/2010
I was looking for something with a few ingredients and this was great. I didn't have snow peas or carrots, so I substituted broccoli and green beans (don't cook the broccoli too long though). I also used fuscilli pasta and I briefly browned the tofu in a bit of cannola oil (burns at higher temperature) first, as I prefer a little crispy. I'd also be inclined to maybe use just a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter next time as it's very rich . . . but VERY delicious and VERY easy!!
Rating: Unrated
09/19/2008
This is absolutely delicious! Don't add any more peanut butter than it lists though- it's overwhelming if you do.
Rating: Unrated
09/12/2008
I used stir fry chicken instead of tofu and added bell peppers. Guests were impressed.
Rating: Unrated
09/05/2008
Please list nutrition information for these recipes. It would be a great help.