“This healthful recipe looks time-consuming, but it’s as simple as can be. Aside from mixing, the only prep work is chopping a red pepper. It’s a real crowd-pleaser.” —Elinor Ives, Fiskdale, Massachusetts
Peanut butter is one of Kelsie Wilson’s favorite foods. “I love it as a fresh-fruit dip, spread on pancakes, melted into oatmeal…and especially in this mild version of spicy Thai noodles,” says the Dallas, Texas reader.
I couldn't keep this yummy, light lunch under wraps. The original recipe featured chicken, but I modified it for my vegetarian husband. Now both of us prefer the Thai-style tofu version. —Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California
"When I worked as a cook on the ferries that travel between Bellingham, Washington and southeastern Alaska. I served this salad to our passengers and crew, and it always received compliments," notes Patricia Morgan of Haines, Alaska. "It's best chilled overnight."
I came up with this recipe when my son was home from the Navy. He loves Thai food and I wanted to make something special but simple. There wasn't a noodle left in the bowl! —Jana Rippee, Casa Grande, Arizona
Frequent trips to New York City and it's diverse food scene got me hooked on spicy Thai food. I know most people don’t have a heat-proof tongue like I do, so I kept this version pretty mild. —Corey Rupp, Dunmore, Pennsylvania
Here's the Asian way of chopping ginger: Scrape off the skin with the edge of a small spoon. Then cut it into very thin slices across the grain. Lay the slices in a single layer on half of a sheet of plastic wrap; fold the other half over the ginger. Pound the ginger slices with the flat side of a meat mallet. They'll separate into natural fibers. Scrape them together and chop them into small pieces. Cover and store in the refrigerator for up to a week.