A quick and easy, Asian-style pasta side dish ready in to eat 20 minutes or less.
1/3 cup smooth peanut butter (preferably natural-style)
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon cayenne, or to taste
1/3 cup water
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
12 ounces vermicelli or thin spaghetti
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- In a blender purée together peanut butter, garlic, lime juice, soy sauce, sugar, cayenne, water until mixture is smooth; season to taste with salt and pepper. Set aside.
- Cook pasta according to directions; drain and toss hot pasta with peanut sauce to coat; add fresh cilantro and toss well; serve immediately.
Makes 6 servings.