This satisfying and easy-to-make dish fills the house with a wonderful aroma. I like to serve it anytime in the fall but especially at the holidays. It’s become a staple on the Thanksgiving menu. I also make it whenever I want substantial leftovers. Use any root vegetables that you like such as rutabagas, leeks, shallots. Only white or gold beets, if they are available, or roast the red ones separately, otherwise your whole dish will be red. I like to use purple potatoes to add color interest.
A staple of Thai cuisine, peanut sauce is added to everything from dips to meats. Here, it is used to enhance the flavor of a noodle and shrimp dish.
Make this slaw as spicy or mild as you like. To make it one day in advance, simply store the vegetables, tossed together and undressed, covered in the refrigerator. The dressing may also be made the day before and stored separately.
This hearty stew makes a complete meal when served over broad noodles. Use chicken breast or thigh meat, or a combination.