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Healthy Recipe: Thai Peanut Stir Fry

thai peanutThis week’s recipe is our Thai Peanut Stir Fry.  It’s a super simple way to add lots of flavor to a dish with out adding lots of extra calories or fat.

INGREDIENTS
Stir Fry:
2 cups Creamy Peanut Butter
1 cup Rice Wine Vinegar
1 cup Water
1 cup Low Sodium Soy Sauce
1 tsp Ground Cayenne
1 Tbsp Minced garlic
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
1 tsp Onion Powder
1/8 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Ginger
2 each Soba noodle bundles, cooked
1 tsp. Sesame oil
1 each Red pepper, chopped
1 each Carrot, sliced on a bias
1 stalk Celery, washed, and cut on a bias
1 stalk Broccoli florets, washed, and cut medium size
12 each Crimini mushrooms, quartered
1 bunch Scallions, chopped large on a bias
1 each Pork tenderloin, cut into strips, marinated in sesame ginger marinade (4ounces raw per person)
Sesame Ginger Marinade/Sauce:
4 each Garlic, minced
2 T. Ginger, fresh, minced
1 tsp. Red pepper flakes
2 T. Sesame oil
2 ½ T. Brown sugar
6 T. Low sodium soy sauce

PREPARATION

STIR FRY:

  1. Place the first 10 ingredients in a blender. Blend until smooth.
  2. In large sauté pan, heat pan with sesame oil.
  3. Sauté pork tenderloin for one minute then sauté peppers, carrots, celery, broccoli and mushrooms.
  4. Once vegetables are soft, add in cooked soba noodles and Thai peanut sauce.
  5. Sauté until all components of the stir fry are hot.

SESAME GINGER MARINADE/SAUCE:

  1.  Heat small sauté pan.
  2. Add sesame oil
  3. Sauté garlic and ginger
  4. Then add brown sugar, stir frequently
  5. Finally add red pepper flakes and soy sauce
  6. Let sauce reduce just a little bit then serve.

Note: This recipe works great as a marinade or as a sauce. This is a very flavorful sauce; a little goes a very long way. This is a great marinade for chicken, shrimp, tofu, tempeh, pork and beef. Or this can be a great sauce for your stir fry or even your favorite kabob recipe. Depending on how you use this recipe can change the calories- marinade would be about half the calories that are listed.

NUTRITION

  Stir Fry
Number of Servings: 4Serving Size: 2 CupsCalories: 320Fat Grams: 10

 


Sesame Ginger Marinade/Sauce
Number of Servings: 6
Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
Calories: 80
Fat grams: 4.5

 

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