I wasn’t going to post this recipe even though I love it because I’ve never eaten Thai food so I really have no point of reference for this dish. And quite frankly the sound of peanut butter mixed with pasta, chicken, or any kind of main dish always sounded disgusting to me. I was just staring: fridge, cabinet, pantry and NOTHING! I wanted to try and make something new and was looking for inspiration. Then I saw the shelf that had almond butter, peanut butter, natural peanut butter, PB2, are you seeing a trend here?
I made some whole wheat spaghetti and had some shredded chicken I wanted to use up so I decided to try and make a peanut sauce that I’d always heard people raving about. I thought it was really good, different, but good. Then I let my husband taste it and he liked it. A lot. And he doesn’t like anything. Except pizza. And burgers. So I figured I’d post it. If you like it then, awesome. If not, then oops, sorry!
1 tbsp natural almond butter
1 tbsp natural peanut butter
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp Bragg’s LIquid Amino Acid
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp rice wine vinegar
splash of fresh lime juice (I used about 1/4 of one lime) – optional
1/3 cup water
1 tsp minced garlic
1/2 tsp Ideal brown
Over medium heat, liquify the oil, almond butter and peanut butter together. Add all other ingredients and continue whisking constantly. Don’t have heat too high. The amount of water needed really depends on the consistency you’re looking for. 1/3 c gave me a fairly runny sauce, which was perfect (for me anyway).
I used 3 oz. of chicken, 2/3 c. whole wheat pasta and half the sauce for my portion. This could also be made with sesame oil. I, personally, try to take at least 1 tbsp of coconut oil per day (in some form) so that’s why I didn’t use the sesame oil. You could also use whatever combination of peanut/almond butter you prefer. But keep it all natural so your dish is as clean as possible…hope you like it
*update: I’ve since made this with only all natural PB and no almond butter, no lime juice and sesame oil instead of coconut oil…it was just as fantastic…I’m officially addicted