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Backpacker Magazine – August 2011

Recipe: Spicy Peanut Noodles

Protein-rich and flavor-packed noodles for the trail.

by: Skye Hohmann

Spicy Peanut Noodles (Justin Bailie)
Spicy Peanut Noodles (Justin Bailie)

Dry ingredients
1/4 cup textured vegetable protein
   (dehydrated)
1/4 cup coconut cream powder
1/2 stock cube (beef, chicken, or vegetable)
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup dried vegetables like carrots or peppers
5 ounces rice vermicelli noodles
1 handful roasted peanuts

Wet ingredients
2 tablespoons crunchy, unsweetened
   peanut butter
1/2 to 1 teaspoon Thai green curry paste
1 teaspoon rice (or cider) vinegar
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

At home
Mix the sauce ingredients and put in an airtight container. In another bag, add the dry ingredients, but keep noodles separate.

In camp
Boil about two cups of water. In another, smaller pot, add dry ingredients (except peanuts) and then mix in enough boiling water to submerge the veggies. Cover and let sit five minutes, until the vegetables are tender. Add the sauce ingredients and stir well. Meanwhile cook noodles in the first pot (about five minutes on medium). Drain, add sauce, and cook over medium flame until sauce reaches a boil. Add water, as needed, for the sauce to coat the noodles. Top with peanuts.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Price $1.68 per serving
Weight 4.8 oz. per serving
Serves 2
Calories 558 per serving
Fat 18.7 g
Carbs 75 g
Protein 18 g


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AdirondackCam
Sep 27, 2011

I work as a guide in the Adirodack High Peaks, and I make a similar (but simpler) recipe for clients:

2 packets ramen noodles (1 pack equals 1 serving for a hungry hiker)
1 chopped onion
1 chopped red bell pepper
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon hot sauce
chopped peanuts

Cook and drain the noodles. Saute the veggies in a frypan or bottom of pot. Mix the peanut butter, soy sauce and hot sauce in a a bowl. Combine everything and top with chopped peanuts.

The PHLO
Aug 29, 2011

You want easy? Here's my secret Pad Thai recipe.

1 packet Oriental flavor Ramen (the blue one)
2 packets Taco Bell Hot Sauce
1 blob crunchy peanut butter
Mix and eat.

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Climber Dave
Aug 29, 2011

Coconut cream powder can be found at you local asian market or here on this site, http://www.packitgourmet.com/Coconut-Cream-Powder-p325.html

Climber Dave
Aug 29, 2011

Coconut cream powder can be found at you local asian market or here on this site, http://www.packitgourmet.com/Coconut-Cream-Powder-p325.html

Climber Dave
Aug 29, 2011

Coconut cream powder can be found at you local asian market or here on this site, http://www.packitgourmet.com/Coconut-Cream-Powder-p325.html

Brad
Aug 27, 2011

Too much trouble...2 pots...all that. Faster, easier, please!!

Debra
Aug 27, 2011

Where can I find the coconut cream powder???

Anonymous
Aug 27, 2011

It says "Serves 2"

Mark
Aug 26, 2011

and the 2's have it!

Mark
Aug 26, 2011

It says serves 2 at the bottom below Price and Weight.

Twells
Aug 26, 2011

It says that it serves two.

Chris
Aug 26, 2011

Megan - I believe it says Serves 2

Megan
Aug 26, 2011

I wish I knew how many servings this recipe makes because I would love to make it for a hiking trip next week.

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