Edited by Claudia Pearson
5th edition © 2004 NOLS, Stackpole Books
5 1/4" x 8 1/4", 176 pages
A spicy peanut butter sauce makes this a light spaghetti dish that is excellent either hot or cold.
1/2 lb. spaghetti or ramen noodles
4 cups water
3 Tbs. + 1 tsp. oil
2 Tbs. sunflower seeds
1 Tbs. dried onion, rehydrated
1/2 Tbs. or one packet base*
3 Tbs. brown sugar
1 tsp. garlic
1/2 tsp. black pepper (optional)
1/2 tsp. hot sauce (optional)
1/2 tsp. spike (optional)
3/4 cup water, or more as needed
3 Tbs. vinegar
3 Tbs. soy sauce
3 Tbs. peanut butter
sliced green or wild onions, if available
*NOTE: this dish can have a fairly salty taste. Cut back or eliminate the base if you are concerned about saltiness.
Break pasta in half and put into boiling unsalted water to which 1 tsp. of oil has been added. Cook until done; drain immediately. In a fry pan, heat 3 Tbs. oil and add the sunflower seeds and rehydrated onions. Cook and stir over medium heat for 2 minutes. Add the base with the brown sugar, garlic, other spices if desires, and 3/4 cup water. Add the vinegar and soy sauce. Add peanut butter and stir. Do not burn! To eat this hot, heat the sauce thoroughly and pour over hot spaghetti.
This recipe is best cold, and it loses some of its saltiness as it sits. Mix sauce and spaghetti, cool quickly, and serve chilled. If available, sliced green or wild onions as a garnish add to the flavor.