March 20, 2013

Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

For some odd reason, I was craving Thai Peanut Sauce today. I love the HH "Cheater" Pad Thai Sauce and decided to make a spicier hotter version of it tonight!! 

Spicy HH Thai Peanut Sauce
Prep Time: 15 min

Prepare 2x recipe of HH "Cheater" Pad Thai Sauce* and set aside. Boil a bag of Boil-in-a-bog Brown rice (about 1.5 cups), drain and divide into 2 serving bowls. Steam 2 scrubbed Russet potatoes in the microwave (scrub, rinse, place soaking potatoes in grocery bag, wrap, and microwave on high for 7-9 minutes).  Meanwhile saute 4 cups of Baby Spinach in a skillet with 1 tbsp of crushed/minced garlic and 2 tbsp Low-Sodium soy sauce and a splash of water. Transfer sauteed spinach to serving bowls containing boiled brown rice. Once potatoes are tender, remove from bag, transfer to serving bowls and cut open. Drizzle the peanut sauce over the 2 bowls, dividing it approximately equally and serve hot :) 

HH Cheater Pad Thai Sauce (1 recipe, whisk everything together until smooth):
  1. 2 tbsp warm water
  2. 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
  3. 1 tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter
  4. 1 tbsp Sweet Red Chili Asian sauce
  5. 1/4 tsp granulated garlic powder
  6. 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  7. 1/4 tsp hot sauce (to taste)
For Smooth Peanut Butter: I used "Naturally More" Smooth Peanut Butter with flax seed.
For Sweet Red Chilli Sauce: I used "Huy Fong" Sambal Oelek Chili Paste (super spicy)
For Hot Sauce: I used "Huy Fong" Sriracha Chili Sauce (even spicier).

My Assessment: What a lovely easy dinner to have on a week night! Got my 2 cups of greens in (albeit wilted - the fiber is still all there!). The HH Sauce is one of my favorites. With the Sambal Oelek Chili paste, it was lip-smacking good (especially if you're into hot stuff!). If you're not into hot foods .. make this the standard way and the dinner will still be equally amazing!!! Yum!! 
Nutrition Facts (Per Serving): Calories 346 (Fat Calories 52)
Total Fat 5.8 g; Carbohydrates 63.9 g; Fiber 7.5 g; Sugars 7.3 g; Protein 16.04 g

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