So anyway, gonna try to get back on track here! Ellis and I LOVE Asian. SERIOUSLY, Chinese, Thai, Indian....we could eat Asian or Mexican every night of the week! Usually Ellis loves to cook Asian for me so I can kick up my feet and relax (another reason I love to eat it so much!), but on the night of Ellis' final class of law school, I set out on a mission to find the perfect peanut sauce recipe.
So of course the first stop was Allrecipes, for all the great reviews and suggestions. I searched and came up with this amazing honey peanut sauce. It uses equal parts honey and peanut butter, has a great consistency, and tastes completely INCREDIBLE.
- 1/4 cup honey
- 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon crunchy peanut butter (optional)
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 2 teaspoons minced fresh garlic
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger root
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
The recipe calls to just mix all the ingredients in a small bowl, but I heated them on the stove to make a warm sauce for Asian noodles and veggies, and I made a couple other small changes to the recipe. I didn't add QUITE as much honey as peanut butter (it just seemed like a LOT), I cut the rice vinegar in half, and I cheated with powdered ginger and garlic cause I didn't have the real stuff. (Well, I had real garlic but didn't feel like mincing :) ) Finally, I added siracha sauce for heat.Haha, it totally looks like slop, but I promise it was delicious! Anyone have tips on how to photograph peanut stir fry and NOT have it look like slop?