Tonight I busted out The Brinkley’s Cookbook!
(my new last name, in case you were wondering who the Brinkley’s are! It’s me, Charles & Jackson – our little family!)
This was one of the amazing gifts I received at my Pennsylvania Bridal Shower from all my friends and family.
Everyone added a recipe or two for Charles and I to enjoy – some of them even have stories to go along with them. It was such a cute gift!
The cookbook is broken down into sections and completely personalized. It was made on Tastebook if anyone is looking to create something similar – I highly recommend it, this cookbook is great quality!
Tonight I was in the mood for an Asian night – so I made Aileen’s Asian Noodle Salad.
Spicy Soy Dressing:
- 3/4 inch of ginger root – chopped
- 2 fresh green chilies- cored, seeded, diced
- 2 garlic cloves – chopped
- 2 tsp sugar
- 4tbsp rice wine vinegar
- 4 oz soy sauce
- 4 tbsp peanut oil
- 2 tbsp sesame oil
Prepare the veggies and combine all dressing ingredients in a bowl. Pour soy sauce in last, followed by whisking in the oils so the sauce thickens. Set Aside.
While the sauce thickens, prepare the salad – boil 8 oz noodles until tender but still chewy.
Drain noodles and combine with the spicy soy dressing – set aside to marinate.
While the salad was marinating in the dressing I boiled 6 oz of snow peas until tender but still crisp.
And chopped up 2.5 oz of roasted, unsalted peanuts to add to the salad.
Comine everything in a bowl.
Serve & Enjoy!
This came out fantastic! The papers gave it a little kick, the snow peas gave it a little crunch – the meal was delicious!
I can’t wait to try out the rest of the recipe creations from The Brinkley’s Cookbook!
Stay tuned for deliciousness!