Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stir Fried Noodles with Cabbage, Tofu and Peanut Sauce

Sunday Lunch

Protein and Carbs, how can I go wrong?

Sunday was pretty productive. I got up at a decent hour, put in a load of laundry and then went to the gym, all before noon! Then it was off to the grocery store (two for this week's menus) before unpacking everything at home. I think I deserve a good lunch before moving on to dinner and other chores!

This week we will be trying a couple of new recipes including a stir fry with flank steak and a strawberry pie. But that's later - right now I was hungry and I wanted a good lunch. I had been looking at recipes on line with Pad Thai and other peanutty goodness and decided to make something  a little bit different. I really don't like bean sprouts which were featured in a lot of the dishes and had some shredded cabbage in the fridge. I also didn't want it to be as sweet. This is what I came up with. I'm thinking that this will also be delicious for lunch tomorrow once it's chilled.

Stir Fried Noodles with Cabbage, Tofu and Peanut Sauce


1/2 package of linguine, cooked and drained (al dente)
1/2 package of tofu, super firm
2 cups shredded cabbage
1 tsp. fish sauce
1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce

1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon fish sauce
2 Tablespoons Soy Sauce
1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
3 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Hoisin sauce
1/8 Red Curry Paste

Salted, roasted peanuts for garnish


Cook linguine to package directions, leaving noodles al dente. Drain and cool.

Using a little bit of olive oil, heat pan and add cubed tofu. Give this a few minutes to cook, turning occasionally to firm and brown.

Add shredded cabbage, soy sauce, and fish sauce and toss. Remove from heat if the pasta is not yet done so you don't overcook

Mix ingredients for sauce. This sauce will really be more of a paste but will dissolve when we put it in the hot pan with the noodles.

Place cooked noodles in the pan, and create a hole in the center for paste/sauce.

Cook on high heat, mixing all of the ingredients until cooked through, making sure the sauce is well incorporated with the dish.

Garnish individual plates with peanuts.


  1. My daughter asked me to cook a Recipes For Stir Fry like noodles. I think the recipe given here is the recipe I'm looking for. I will list all the important ingredients given here and I will try this one. Thank you for posting this review.

  2. Eva, let me know how it turns out! :-)