Monday, April 25, 2011

Kelp Noodles Thai Peanut style



Nutrition rich Kelp Noodles with a quick and easy Thai Peanut Sauce

Create this dish:
Quick rinse of Kelp noodles out of the package.
Place in a bowl with water covering the noodles + a 1 tsp salt.
Cut through noodles a few times with a kitchen shears to shorten noodle length.


Set aside

Peanut Sauce Yields approx 1 1/3 C

In Vitamix Blender ( If using a food processor use 2/3 Peanut Butter)
1 C Roasted unsalted Peanuts
1/3+ C Seasoned ( sweet( Rice Vinegar-Marukan orange Label is best
1 TBSP Coconut Oil or Safflower
1 TBSP Lime Juice
1/4 C Aged Soy Sauce or Tamari
2 tsp Raw Sugar or Raw Agave
3 small Hot Peppers ,seeded ( or 1/4 tsp Cayenne)
2 Garlic Gloves, smashed
2-3 Scallions ,chopped
Blend, taste for Salt and heat. Blend adding water until smooth and shiny.
B2 TBSP shredded unsweetened Coconut moves it south in cuisine style.

Drain soaking Kelp Noodles and place in a dry bowl.
At this time add other ingredients/vegetables to Kelp Noodles
Reserve a small amount of my julienned, slices or chopped vegetables for garnish.
Now stir in the Peanut Sauce to coat nicely.
Today I added Organic Carrots, Scallions, Cabbage, Limes, Red Bell Pepper,
Cilantro,Black Sesame Seeds
I added a Cilantro Gremolata to finish:
Fine chopped,Cilantro, Garlic, Ginger and a little lime juice and salt.

ABOUT KELP NOODLES: A 12 ounce bag of Kelp Noodles is only 18 calories.
Kelp Noodles are versatile and delicious. Loaded with trace minerals and powerful antioxidants. Gluten and rice free, raw or cooked they are a nice replacement for Spelt, Rice or Durum wheat noodles in application for any cuisine.
They are absent of sea odor and as blank a canvas as any plain noodle.

Texture: Very similar to spaghetti noodles with a micro crunch at bite.
Straight out of the package they possess the same flexibility as cooked noodles.
Just a rinse in in water and they are ready to use.
Boil them if you like for serving hot.Even 10 min. boil won't alter texture.

Kelp Noodles work well for warm weather outings with a vegan sauce of any kind because they are safe at room temperature for hours.
A lovely Italian style and Raw sauce can be made by processing
4 Medium seeded,fresh tomatoes, 1/2 large Red Bell Pepper,sliced, 1/2 a sweet
Onion, 4 Garlic Cloves,1 TBSP or less Olive Oil, stir in Dry Italian Seasonings,
1 TBSP Lemon Juice and Salt and Pepper to taste before serving.


Rarely available in even the high end grocery chains I order Kelp Noodles by the case of 12-12 oz packages from Sea Tangle Noodles at www.kelpnoodles.com

You may enjoy the Thai Peanut dish cold or place it in a microwave and heat to hot.
If making pasta with Kelp Noodles simply use as you always do.
Add them to your pasta sauce when it is at final simmer in the skillet.
I have seen recipes for Kelp Noodles with Guacamole Sauce.
Any combination of Steamed Vegetables and Kelp Noodles or
Try a stir fry with Kelp Noodles
Also a great addition to soups.
You get the idea. Enjoy!

No carbs,very few calories, high in trace minerals and anti-oxidents,
Tasty, filling,versatile and a great Liver and metabolism tonic.

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