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Saturday, September 5, 2009

Peanut Sauce Stir Fry

After making the ginger cookies (see previous post), my younger sister and I were on our own for dinner. Faced with an overflowing pantry and refrigerator, I decided to get creative. However, I wasn't in the mood for anything extensive or time-consuming as we were hungry. I found some Trader Joe's peanut sauce in the fridge which provided the inspiration I needed! This isn't a gourmet recipe by any means, but it was quick to make and we both loved the final product. That being said, I'm not crazy about the title of this post. I don't think it accurately reflects this dish, but I'm at a loss for a better title. Let me know if you can think of one!

Chopped vegetables of choice (I used red pepper, red onion, carrots, and broccoli)
Sesame oil, for the pan (could substitute another oil here)
Bagged coleslaw mix
Peanut sauce
Honey (optional)
Dry roasted peanuts

Chop vegetables into bite sized pieces. Heat sesame oil in a pan over medium heat and add vegetables. Cook vegetables for approximately 5 minutes, until onions are translucent. Remove vegetables from heat and add to a serving bowl filled with the coleslaw mix. Add peanut sauce to taste, mixing the sauce, vegetables, and peanut sauce well. (Squeeze a bit of honey in if your peanut sauce has too much bite for you!). Throw a handful of peanuts in and mix. Portion into bowls and top with more peanuts. Enjoy!

Like I said, it's nothing fancy, but it's easy and the flavors are great. One of these days I need to try making my own peanut sauce...it's one of my favorite sauces!