This weekend went by way too fast. Friday night I made dinner for a friend I hadn’t seen in awhile, and we had a great time catching up. We drank wine and stuffed our faces with alfredo and pumpkin pie. She’s a vegetarian now, which is something I have always considered doing myself, but know I couldn’t. I love food way too much to make that kind of commitment. But, I do always admire those who can.
Saturday was our homecoming football game, and I went to my first ever tailgate. Drinking from 12 until 4:30, and then again until 8:30 isn’t easy. My friends and I decided to take powernaps around 8:30, that way we could go to the bars later and keep the party going…we all woke up the next morning, haha. We didn’t make it. Oh, and I guess our football team won.
Sunday I spent most of the day in my room working on homework, but took a few breaks to make caramels (I’ll post a recipe for these soon because they turned out fantastic), and dinner. I had been looking at recipes on Spoon Fork Bacon and they had one for almond butter soba noodles and garlic shrimp that sounded fantastic. However, I had none of those things, so I improvised.
SPICY PEANUT NOODLES WITH GARLIC TILAPIA
¼ cup peanut butter
1 tbs. honey
2 tbs. chili garlic sauce
1½ tsp. minced garlic
2 tbs. soy sauce
1 tbs. worcestershire sauce
The first thing you’re going to want to do is marinate your tilapia. I marinated mine first thing in the morning, and let it sit in the fridge until I was ready to eat dinner. Just place your fish in a Ziploc bag, and coat in oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. I didn’t measure any of these ingredients, but I made sure to use a lot of garlic, because I wanted the flavor to really soak into the fish.
Next is the peanut sauce. Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until combined. Simple as that. Note: I made enough peanut sauce for two meals, but add as much or as little as you want, doesn’t really matter.
The rice noodles are super simple to make. Just boil water, add noodles, and let boil for about 4 minutes—set aside.
In a pan, I cooked up the tilapia and once it was cooked through, I put it on a plate and set it aside. In the same pan, I tossed in some frozen green beans with ½ tsp. of water, and sautéed them until the water evaporated. Then I added in the rice noodles, and the peanut sauce and mixed everything up to make sure I coated everything. And plate it up and enjoy. Seriously this turned out way better than I could have hoped for. I immediately texted my sister to tell her how good it was.
Now go ahead and make it, then brag to all of your friends!
I'm Kirsten. Big time foodie, all around goofball, and freelance marketer.