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Peanut Satay Orzo
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 1
Dish up a family favourite better than takeout in less than twenty minutes. Orzo can be switched out for noodles in this deliciously creamy pasta dish, packed with veg and non-meat protein.
- 1 heaped tbsp peanut butter
- 3 tsp soy sauce
- 1/4 lemon
- Chilli flakes
- 1 clove garlic
- Red pepper
- Mange tout
- Salted peanuts
- STEP 1Boil orzo according to package instructions. As a general guide, it should take around five minutes to cook in salted boiling water over high heat.
- STEP 2Crush one clove of garlic into a small bowl. To this, add a heaped tablespoon of peanut butter, followed by a few glugs of soy sauce and a quarter of a lemon. If you find it too acidic, add more peanut butter. If it is too salty, add a squirt of honey. Chilli flakes are optional, but by sprinkling some in, it gives it a wonderful kick. This is a very bucket chemistry kind of recipe, so don't fuss too much about measurements!
- STEP 3Mix the sauce until it makes a creamy, silky paste. A little bit of hot water may be needed to achieve a desirable consistency.
- STEP 4If you want the vegetables cooked, fry in a pan of sesame oil over medium-high heat until softened. If you can cut it in half with the force of a spatula, it's cooked.
- STEP 5Drain the orzo. Add the sauce whilst the pasta is still hot, then mix until well combined.
- STEP 6Crush a few peanuts in a pestle and mortar until around an eighth in size. Sprinkle these on top of the pasta and dish up with a sprinkle of coriander.