Sunday, March 15, 2009

Spy say

Tonight I made some really good stir fry veggies with noodles in a spicy peanut sauce. Super easy, super yummy and plenty spicy(spy say).

I used one bag of frozen stir fry veg of your choice. I like to make sure mine include water chestnuts. While you are cooking those on your stove top boil some pasta of your choice in another pan. In yet another pan, you will make your sauce... A lot of multitasking, I know.

In your sauce pan sauté one clove of garlic minced. Add 1/2 cup hot water, 2/3 cup peanut butter(the recipe called for creamy but I used extra chunky because that is what I had and what I like best). Add 3T soy sauce and 2T rice vinegar(you can sub white wine vinegar if you don't have the rice). Sprinkle in cayenne to your hearts content. Stir while cooking over medium heat until you have a smooth sauce. Add in cooked veggies and pasta(drained of course) and heat all together for a few minutes.

While stirring the sauce I added about an extra 1/8c of water because I felt it was a little to thick. Possibly a complication if divisting away from the original recipe and using the chunky instead of the creamy pb. I really liked the crunch of the nuts while eating it, though. A highly recommended sustitution!

Sorry there aren't any pictures, I was too busy talking on the phone while cooking to remember to document this tasty dish. Would also be excellent with chicken of tofu added. Will definitely make again...after I get through eating all the leftovers!


Anonymous said...

That sounds really good. We actually had stir-fry last night too.


Megan said...

Perhaps you should write a cook book with all of these recipes with you are posting.

Anonymous said...

maybe you could make sausage stir-fry? if only you knew where to get some sausage...