Whimsical Cookery is a site for adults who prefer to eat like children, or perhaps just need to cook for some children. This site contains an aversion to vegetables, a love of fried food and cupcakes, lazy shortcuts, some disturbing creations, and an ignorance of proper culinary practices...

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Peanut-Ginger Stir Fry Sauce

Another stir fry recipe, this time it's a sauce made from scratch!  As I mentioned in the last stir fry post, stir frys are so great for picky eaters, as they can be built up with whatever ingredients suit your tastes.

100 ml dark soy sauce
2 Tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp peanut oil
2 Tbsp peanut butter
1 Tbsp fresh crushed ginger
1 Tbsp dark brown sugar
1 1/2 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp corn flour/starch dissolved in 4 Tbsp water (to be kept separate)
2 servings of udon noodles (recommended)
2 large chicken breasts, cubed (recommended)

NOTE: If frying any vegetables/meat for your stir fry, use the oil amounts listed above, and omit oil from recipe below.

1. In a small pan, combine soy sauce, toasted sesame oil and peanut oil (if not already used in frying), peanut butter, crushed ginger, dark brown sugar, and honey.

2. Bring to a simmer.  Once all ingredients have combined into a smooth sauce, add the water/corn flour mixture and bring to a low boil.  Stir constantly until desired thickness.

3. Pour over other items in your stir fry, mine is simply chicken and udon noodles as that is all we had on hand!