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.


  • 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


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 🙂


9 Comments Add yours

  1. I want to try making satay skewers soon


  2. Lilly Sue says:

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


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


      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 🙂


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


  3. Congrats, you’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award! 🙂


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


  4. Serena says:

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


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


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