PEANUT STIR-FRY SAUCE
Great for sautéeing vegetables, noodles, rice…you name it! This sauce adds a light peanut flavor and a nice texture to your oil-free sautée dishes. Just whisk all the ingredients and add to the pan!
Some of you asked me how to fry noodles, vegetables and/or rice without oil in order to achieve an Asian kind of flavor. You actually don´t need oil, just some soy sauce, rice vinegar and a bit of sugar or molasses, which are key ingredients in Asian dishes.
For an even richer flavor, you can add a tiny bit of either nut or seeds butter. My favorites to use in Asian dishes are peanut butter and tahini. Many Asian dishes are topped to crashed peanuts, so that´s why peanut butter would be a good pick. On the other hand, sesame seeds and sesame oil are also often used in Asian cuisine, so tahini (a paste made out of sesame seeds) would be another great alternative to the oil. If you prefer a very mild, kind of neutral flavor, then I would recommend you to use cashew butter. Make sure to use just a tiny bit though. We want a stir-fry style sauce, not a creamy sauce.
For today´s recipe, I decided to use peanut butter, just because I love anything and everything that tastes like peanuts. If you want an even lower-fat version of this recipe, you could definitely use PB2 instead ( PB2 is a peanut powder with 85% less fat than regular peanut butter). It will be just as delicious.
PEANUT STIR-FRY SAUCE
Yield 2 servings
This peanut stir fry sauce is oil-free and low-fat. Pairs great with noodles, rice and vegetables. Add some hot sauce as well if you enjoy spicy food.
- 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable broth
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon of sugar or maple syrup
- 1 clove of garlic minced
- 1/2 teaspoon sriracha (optional)
- Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk. It´s ready to use in any stir-fry of your choice.
- To use it: just add it to the pan with your preferred vegetables and noodles (already cooked) and sautée until most of the sauce is been absorbed.
- Makes enough for a two-serving stir-fry.
Cuisine Low-Fat, Oil-Free, Vegan