Ginger, Garlic & Peanut Stir Fry Sauce

This sauce is flavoured with Chinese five spice, soy sauce and hot sauce, along with the ginger, garlic and peanut butter. It’s perfect for a stir fry, and it only takes a couple of minutes to make. You can add it to any vegetables, tofu or mock meats, along with noodles for a tasty, easy, quick stir fry

Yield; Two servings Cook time; 10 minutes

For the sauce you will need;

  1. 120ml water
  2. 50g peanut butter
  3. One tablespoon of soy sauce
  4. One or two teaspoons of Chinese five spice
  5. Half a teaspoon of hot sauce
  6. A thumb sized piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
  7. Two cloves of garlic, peeled and finely grated
  8. Two teaspoons of cornflour

Method;

Just pop everything into a bottle, screw the lid on tightly, and give it a really good shake to combine. You could also mix them together in a jug if preferred

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For the stir fry (this serves two) you will need;

  1. A couple of teaspoons of oil
  2. Two peppers, deseeded and thinly sliced. I used half a red pepper, half a yellow pepper, and one green pepper
  3. 100g chestnut mushrooms, thinly sliced
  4. Two packets of ready to wok noodles
  5. The sauce you just made
  6. Optional – A few crushed cashew nuts to top

Method;

  • Start by heating the oil in a large frying pan over a medium high heat. Once the oil has warmed up, add in the peppers. Give them a couple of minutes to start cooking
  • Next add in the mushrooms, give them a stir and mix them through the peppers
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  • Keep stirring the vegetables for three or four minutes, so they cook evenly. While they’re cooking pop the noodles into a bowl and cover them with some freshly boiled water. This makes them easier to separate before adding them into the vegetables
  • Once you’ve separated the noodles, drain the water away and add them into the frying pan. Give everything a good mix. Now give the sauce a good shake (or stir) and then pour it over the noodles and vegetables
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  • Give the sauce a couple of minutes to coat everything and thicken up. Once it’s thickened, it’s ready to top with crushed cashews (if using) and serve

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Feel free to use different vegetables for this, or swap some of the vegetables out for mock meats or diced tofu. Just stir fry them before adding the noodles and the sauce. You could also top your stir fry with sesame seeds, and thinly sliced spring onions along with the crushed nuts

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