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.
- 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.