Buok Choi, Capsicum, Zucchini and Peas in Peanut Satay Sauce

Brendon D'Souza

Serves 4

What’s great about Satay Sauce is a balance between the salty peanuts and fish sauce, spice and warmth from chilli and ginger, sweetness from palm sugar and a final zing from lime juice. This traditionaly quartet provides the basic flavourings for any good That dish. I made this one lazy Sunday before a family trip to the cinema using pretty much whatever I found sitting in the fridge, hence the selection of vegetables. Serve it with steamed brown rice for a filling meal and if you’re into meat, make it with beef or chicken.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 medium red chilli, finely chopped (seeds removed for less heat)
  • 2cm piece of ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp palm sugar shavings (or brown sugar)
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 1tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red capsicum, seeds removed, sliced
  • 2 bunches baby buok choi, roots removed, leaves separated
  • 2 zucchinis, sliced
  • 1/2 cup frozen peas

Method:

Combine the peanut butter, fish sauce, chilli, ginger, garlic, palm sugar and lime juice in a small bowl. Taste and add adjust according to your preferences.

Heat the olive oil in a wok or frying pan over a medium-high heat. Once hot, add the paste and stir-fry for 1-2 minutes till fragrant, then add the vegetables. Stir-fry till cooked. Serve with rice or noodles.

Brendon D'Souza

Happy Cooking and Keep Smiling,

Brendon 🙂

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. I want to try making satay skewers soon

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  2. Lilly Sue says:

    Yum. This looks great. I love peanut sauce dishes! 🙂

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    1. Thank you! Me too. What’s your favourite thing to make with a peanut sauce?

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      1. Lilly Sue says:

        Well, I’ve only made peanut sauce with veggies (red pepper, celery, broccoli) over rice or noodles. I just love the flavor and being able to add my own kick to it 🙂

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        1. That sounds great. I agree. It’s light but so creamy. Great for summer.

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  3. Congrats, you’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! 🙂
    http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/

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    1. That’s so cool! Thank you very much Sarah! That’s such an honour!!! 🙂

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  4. Serena says:

    I think I can get my little one to finally eat her vegetables with this recipe. Thanks!

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    1. That’s great to hear Serena, thank you for the lovely message. I’m sure she’ll love it 🙂

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