This afternoon I got a wicked bad craving for both broccoli and peanut butter ... maybe an odd combination, but an idea hit me for how to combine the two and off I went to the store to secure some provisions. My idea was this: make up a batch of my dad's spicy peanut sauce (it's what he uses to make his internationally-famous spicy-peanut-noodle or dandan mein) and use it as an excuse to eat some broccoli and noodles for supper.
First, the sauce. It's so easy Makeshift could make it (but that's unlikely because he can't reach any of the ingredients unless he gets help). Three ingredients:
1. Peanut butter (chunky or smooth, it doesn't matter)
2. Soy sauce or tamari (dad uses a very dark mushroom soy that is excellent but
anything will do)
3. Sriracha (yes, you can use any other spicy item of your choosing)
(4.) Hot water—you might as well just put on the water for the noodles now anyway