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American style pasta with that Thai flair!
½ pound linguine pasta, cook as directed, set aside
2 eggs scrambled or cut into julienne style, set aside
½ small head of cabbage, chopped or julienne
4 green onions, chopped and about 4 to 6 extras for garnish
2 tablespoons Smart Balance Omega Oil
Smart Balance nonstick spray for eggs
¼ cup Smart Balance creamy peanut butter
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Chinese Five Spice seasoning
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
¾ cup chicken broth
8 ounces bean sprouts and about 2 fresh limes
Make the sauce by combining Smart Balance creamy peanut butter, garlic powder, Chinese Five Spice, soy sauce, white wine vinegar, and chicken broth, mix well and set aside
Cook the eggs using Smart Balance non-stick cooking spray in skillet, when cooked, set aside
Cook pasta as directed on box
While pasta is cooking, heat Smart Balance oil and sauté the cabbage and onions
When all is cooked, then combine the peanut butter sauce, eggs, pasta, and the vegetables and toss well
Then, place in a serving dish
Squeeze the juice of one lime over pasta dish and top with bean sprouts
Next, sprinkle coarsely grounded, dry roasted peanuts as desired along with a lime wedge and green onion for each plated pasta.
Chicken, shrimp, or tofu is an excellent choice to serve with this dish.
If a sweeter taste is desired, try using mirin (Japanese cooking wine) and is found in the Asian markets and some local grocery stores. Mirin can be sprinkle onto the pasta while mixing and taste as you add it to get the desired amount. Also, I found a mirin substitute recipe (about.com). You only need sake and sugar. The basic ratio of sake and sugar is 3 to 1. For example, use 1 tablespoon of sake and 1 teaspoon of sugar for 1 tablespoon of mirin. Enjoy!
Makes 4 servings.
[Smart Balance addition] – Smart Balance estimates the following nutritional content for this user-created recipe:
Number of Servings: 4
Calories 460 kcal
Fat 19 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fatty Acid 0 g
Poly Fat 4 g
Mono Fat 11 g
Cholesterol 106 mg
Sodium 386 mg
Carbohydrates 59 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 10 g
Protein 17 g