I added additional veggies (onion, zucchini) and served this over linguine and to me it tasted like pad thai. The spiciness of the pepper flakes is tempered by the creaminess of the peanut butter. Very comforting in cold weather!
Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli & Peanuts
From EatingWell: January/February 2011
Broccoli and red bell pepper tossed with a spicy peanut sauce makes a delicious side or stir in some cooked chicken or tofu to make it a main dish.
13 Reviews for Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli & Peanuts
this was great!! I swapped the brown sugar for a shake of brown sugar, drop of agave syrup and bit of ground nutmeg, ginger & onion powder. I also added a small piece of chopped fresh ginger when the peppers & garlic were added. ..added a Saracha and it still wasn't too spicy.
i cooked chicken in the a TBS of the peanut sauce 1st w/ a little olive oil, Saracha & soy sauce.
This is such an addicting dish!
I love to cook for my family. My mother's never been much of a chef, but I love it and cook dinner all the time. I made this a few years ago and am just researching it for my fitness log, but oh the memories of trying it the first time!
I almost always add onions and have added bean sprouts in the past. I stir it up with breaded tofu to make it a hearty vegetarian meal, and serve it over a small bed of hot jasmine rice. Very good, I go back for seconds every time! You can add pretty much anything you want to it! I also up the crushed red pepper flakes because I like the spice but if you're not a fan you can omit them altogether and it will turn out fine.
Keep in mind, I am a very picky eater, so if I like it so much, you probably will too! And so will your kids ;3
Once I'm off in University next year I'm sure my friends and family will have me make it every time I see them.
This is a perfect recipe if you want something rich and filling! It's a perfect balance of sweet and spicy and is still good for lunch the next day. Tastes great with breaded tofu over saffron rice as well. Plus, the ingredients aren't hard to find. I often add onions and bean sprouts to it for added crunch and flavour, but that's your choice! I make this for my parents and younger sister all the time, pretty much as often as possible.
I used TJ's almond butter but it was DELISH! I played around with the ingredients, consistency, etc. Added stir-fried Tofu and served it over brown rice. Perfect! Thank you!