Peanut Butter Madness

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New ways to use the pantry standby.

If you love peanut butter, you’re sure to find a reason to cook up some of these creative delights.

Peanut Butter Pizza

We tried this one years ago. We found the initial concept unthinkable. In all honesty, we don’t really love pizza and the idea of slapping some peanut butter on it, didn’t add to our joy. 

We went with a friend to a popular pizza place, Skippy jar in hand. The owner was a nice guy and agreed to try the PB experiment. It’s now a popular menu item and we’ve changed our tune on pizza. 


  • 1 batch of pizza dough
  • About 1/4 c smooth peanut butter
  • About 1/2 c good quality marinara sauce
  • 4-6 oz sliced mozzarella


  1. Preheat oven to 450
  2. Roll out the pizza dough
  3. Smear it with a thin layer of peanut butter
  4. Cover with sauce
  5. Place the slices mozzarella on top
  6. Cook for about 10 min, ideally on a pizza stone but a baking sheet works too
  7. When the cheese melts and starts to brown, it’s ready

The Elvis

Oh, Elvis! What have you done? This darn thing is irresistible. Rumor has it that this was his favorite late night snack. 

The Elvis


  • 1 small banana, mashed
  • 3 slices cooked bacon
  • 2 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2-3 Tbsp butter


  1. Smear one piece of bread with the mashed banana
  2. Smear the other with peanut butter
  3. Place the bacon on top and put them together like a sandwich
  4. Heat the butter and fry the sandwich like a grilled cheese until brown on both sides

Glazed Black Cod with Noodles in Peanut Sauce

This is a terrific recipe. It’s easy to make and everyone loves it. It also lends an air of elegance to peanut butter. We’ve served it at dinner parties and it has always been a hit.



Noodle sauce

  • 1/4 c fish sauce
  • 1/3 c brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 c smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 c coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp red curry paste


  • 4 oz rice noodles cooked according to the directions



  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 Tbsp white wine vinegar


  • 3 Tbsp olive oil
  • 4 6 oz fillets of Chilean sea bass or black cod
  • 2 chopped scallions for garnish


  1. Combine the first set of ingredients in a sauce pan
  2. Heat and whisk until creamy
  3. Add the rice noodles and toss
  4. Cover and reduce heat to lowest setting
  5. Heat the ingredients for the glaze until combined and thickened
  6. Heat the oil in a large skillet
  7. Season the fillets with salt and pepper
  8. Sear in very hot oil. About 2 min per side
  9. Place a dollop of noodles on each plate
  10. Top with a seared fillet
  11. Drizzle with glaze
  12. Garnish with scallions

Luau Pork with Poi

This unique pork recipe is fabulous on its own. We’ve served it with white rice and we’ve ground it while warm and made lettuce cups. Recently, we had a luau party and served it with poi. Every time that we’ve made it, our guests have truly enjoyed it.

luau pork


  • 1 lb pork tenderloin
  • 1/4 c apricot preserves
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/4 c soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp rice wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp smooth peanut butter
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 c fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro

The Poi

Poi gets a bad rap. It’s a great low cal starch. When paired with a flavorful Hawaiian dish, it works. It’s also super easy to make.


  1. Combine preserves, garlic, spices, juices, vinegar, peanut butter and soy sauce in a bowl
  2. Whisk to thoroughly incorporate the ingredients
  3. Marinate the pork in the mixture for 2-8 hrs
  4. Preheat oven to 425
  5. Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or oven proof skillet
  6. Sear the pork until brown on all sides
  7. Place the skillet in the oven for about 15 min
  8. A meat thermometer should read 160
  9. Heat the remaining marinade to a boil, stirring constantly.
  10. Pour over the tenderloin garnish with cilantro.

The Poi

1 taro root, peeled, steamed until tender and mashed

That’s it. Add some salt and spoon a bit into the plate, placing the slices of pork on top.

Peanut Butter Pie

We haven’t made this one. We mentioned to our friend Ella that it was peanut butter day and she pulled this recipe from her hand bag. Another friend of ours made it recently and everyone wanted the recipe.

peanut butter pie


Enjoy your peanut butter recipes!

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