Monday, February 2, 2015

Monday Food Post - Thai Peanut Sauce For Stir-Fries

Gregg and I enjoy this sauce very much and have each declared it one of our favorites.  I can't remember where I got it from originally. We add it to many a stir-fry and if you enjoy the flavors of Thai, I am sure you will enjoy it.

Mix the following in a large Pyrex measuring cup, or your own favorite mixing bowl, and blend thoroughly.

2 Tablespoon sesame oil
1 Tablespoon grated ginger
2 Tablespoon soy sauce
1 Tablespoon sweet soy sauce
1 tablespoon Thai Red Curry Paste
1/4 cup creamy/chunk peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon white/black pepper

I blended the peanut sauce recipe into the following stir-fry and is a great way to use up all those left-over veggies in the fridge.  It makes four to six servings.

Cook your noodles in boiling water according to the directions on the packet and also for the amount of people you want to serve. We have used Fettuccine, Angel Hair Pasta, and Rice Noodles and any other type of favorite Chinese Noodle.  You can also use cooked rice.  Jasmine rice goes well.

Add 1 tablespoon canola oil to a frying pan and saute 2-3 sticks celery which have been sliced on the diagonal.  

After a few minutes add a bag of ready-chopped coleslaw mix. Cook until wilted.  Push to the sides of pan and in center add 3 beaten eggs.  Cook until ribbons form and stir into the cabbage mixture.

I had roasted some boneless chicken thighs in the oven.  Gregg chopped the meat up and added it to our recipe.  I am the peanut sauce maker and he is the stir-fry chef.  You can use shrimp or scallops instead or go vegetarian.  We have added Tofu that has been sliced and cooked in a little oil until crispy, along with beansprouts.

In the last few minutes of cooking we have also added roughly chopped Thai basil leaves, plus a handful of fresh for garnish.  It not only looks really pretty but we love the taste.

Add your cooked Chinese Noodles.

When above is well combined add the Peanut Sauce.

Well, what do you know, we were half way through our meal tonight and I said to Gregg, we forgot the noodles. We didn't miss them.  It was still delicious!  We missed the basil though.  This was a go-to meal this evening and we didn't go to the store for extras, just using what we had available.