I've made this recipe several times, which is rare for me since I get bored easily. It's sooo good, and after making it the first time I have most of the stuff on hand. I brown the tofu in a skillet first to give it some texture. I also like to add brocolli and more peanut butter/soy sauce to taste. I even tried it with chicken instead of tofu once, and I actually prefer the tofu! The chicken takes away from the sauce, which is very flavorful and perfect for the tofu.
Simple, yet fantastic. I love going out for Thai food and long ago gave up trying to reproduce the peanut sauce/noodle dish recipe, but this works! My kids weren't so keen on the spicy chili paste flavor, so I'd love to come up with an alternative, but my husband and I both love it.
This was fantastic!! I added a variety of vegetables (zucchini, bell pepper, peapods, carrots, onion), and I opted to crisp the tofu first. I am never successful with that, so the tofu seemed more like scrambled eggs, which was delicious anyway. Going to get seconds now ...
Perhaps the biggest compliment I can pay this dish is that I stopped looking for other peanut sauce recipes once I tried this. I'm a peanut sauce fanatic, and this one just hits all the right flavor notes, in my opinion. Because I prefer a sweeter peanut sauce, I increase the brown sugar quantity a bit, and I use Sriracha chili sauce instead of the chili-garlic paste. I've made this dish countless times by now, and every time, it gets rave reviews. My favorite way to serve it is with spaghetti with crisped tofu cubes, blanched broccoli florets, and thinly sliced red pepper, but as the recipe says, this can really go with anything. Definitely try this one!
Made this for my honey to use up some fresh linguine we had in the house. I also subbed in shrimp and added bamboo shoots. It was DELICIOUS and he raved about it. We're excited to eat the leftovers! Would definitely make for a dinner party.
I have been making this dish since it first appeared in cooking light YEARS ago. It is still a favorite and requested often. Make extra sauce so you have some leftovers for other meals.
Overall GOOD recipe. I replace the tofu with chopped chicken breast. I also add shredded carrots and a little more green onion. I omit the chili paste and ginger because I don't normally have that on hand. I also prefer to make it with linguine. We eat this like twice a month now...
Made half again as much sauce and two ounces more noodles. Served by having family go the stove and take pasta onto their plates, top with tofu (crisped in a dash of sesame oil till brown), broccoli and red bell peppers from the steamer, and then ladle sauce onto their plates. Everyone loved it and went back for more! Chopped cilantro would be good on top. No need for any other food for dinner.
This is an excellent recipe, and although I don't normally alter ingredients, I've made it a variety of ways. I usually include 1 cooked shredded chicken breast in place of the tofu. I generally omit the green onions and use fresh sugar snap peas or fresh broccoli. (I put these in a few minutes before the pasta is done cooking.) I like it with more veggies.
This is great. I cut the tofu into small slabs and sauteed it first in a little bit of canola oil so that it would be nice and crispy. Don't forget to drain the tofu. It's a nice, quick, good weeknight dinner!
Add me to the list of people who love this recipe. I've made it a number of times and frequently add either edamame, snow peas, or sugar snap peas. I've made it with shrimp and tofu, and usually use farfalle instead of linguine. This is probably one of my all time most-cooked recipes from CL - it's fantastically delicious, easy, quick, cheap, adaptable to various ingredients, and makes four generous servings that reheat wonderfully.
This is SO delicious! I froze the tofu then thawed it out for more texture-- a step that I think is very necessary to the deliciousness of this dish. It's even good cold. Enjoy!
This dish was very good... especially the next day! I added extra veg and made a little extra sauce. Made me think of Pad Thai. Next time I will add chopped peanuts on top.
This tasted just like Pad Thai; better than much more complicated recipes I've tried. I used rice noodles and added a few veggies. Next time I think I will add chicken and egg to make it even more authentic. My family loved it.