Stir-Fry Wraps with Peanut Sauce

28 Wed, 2010 § Leave a comment

You know those weeks when you spent way too much $$$ camping over the weekend; so, now you are left to recover by pulling out all the creative meal stops, using what you have on hand & sticking to minimal grocery shopping?  This is such a week.

Sometimes shooting from the hip in the kitchen really pans outs though.  It is kind of fun not knowing whether dinner will be a flop or turn into a favorite.  Monday night’s whim was the latter.  I have found the simpler you keep it, the better shot you have at a win; but don’t let that stop you from pushing your artistic culinary limits.

I simply sautéed a couple cloves of crushed garlic in EVOO; added a shredded carrot & half a shredded bell pepper with a substantial splash of lime juice; once the vegetables started to wilt, I added about 3 sliced mushrooms; once those were nearly tender I tossed in two servings of cooked soba noodles to pan fry.  This whole process took only minutes.

We scooped this stir-fry-of-sorts into romaine leaves my mom was nice enough to donate & drizzled with Peanut Sauce.  Not bad, not bad at all.  To supplement, we finished off the Garlic Scape & White Bean Dip from our camping trip with the assistance of sliced baby cucumbers & Food Should Taste Good, natural Olive Chips.

Peanut Sauce

  • ¼C *natural Peanut Butter
  • 2T Coconut Milk
  • 1 tsp Red Chili Paste
  • 2T Maple Syrup
  • 2T Lime Juice [I got just over 2T from one lime]
  • 1 tsp Tamari or a couple sprays of Bragg’s Aminos
  • Splash of Grape Seed Oil [I would have liked to have used Sesame Oil but I only have toasted which I don’t care for the flavor.]

Whisk all ingredients together, thinning with water if necessary to desired consistency.  [I did not add any water, but I used Light coconut milk which made it thinner.]

*We only use fresh-ground nut butters with nothing else added.  If you are using conventional, jarred peanut butter, look for one with the simplest ingredient list & adjust recipes accordingly.  If it already contains sugar or HFCS [which I urge you to eliminate from your diet], you might want to leave the maple syrup out; if it has salt, you might use less tamari/soy sauce.

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