Sunday, April 15, 2012

Peanut Butter and Broccoli

We were at a neighborhood beach bar when my husband wistfully recalled the dinner I’d made and said ‘oh that was so good, that peanut butter and broccoli.’ For a neighbor standing nearby this conjured up an image of someone dipping raw broccoli florets into a jar of Jiffy’s, so he had to ask… ‘what?!’

It’s nothing new to use peanuts in a stir-fry, but the interaction with our neighbor was amusing, and stir-frying broccoli with peanut butter has become a regular act in our household. I’ll make a huge batch of it for a meatless meal and then have it as an accompaniment or snack for several days. It’s inexpensive, quick, and my opinion, a good fast food.

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Peanut Butter and Broccoli

Yield: 6 - 8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

This is a quick, inexpensive and healthy crowd pleaser.

Ingredients:

1 lb broccoli
1 medium onion, chopped (optional)
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp red chili flakes
2 Tbsp coconut oil or vegetable oil
.5 cup water
2-3 Tbsp soy sauce
.25 cup peanut butter

1-2 Tbsp peanuts, chopped (optional)

Directions:

- in a wok on medium high heat add the oil and red pepper flakes and saute the onion 2 minutes
- add the garlic and saute 1 minute
- add the broccoli, stirring occassionally until bright green
- add .25 to .5 cup water and cover for 3-5 minutes until broccoli is cooked through
- add soy sauce and then push broccoli to sides of the wok and allow the liquid to pool in the middle
- whisk in peanut butter to liquid and allow to thicken slightly
- then toss everything together and finish off with some chopped peanuts for some extra crunch

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One Response to “Peanut Butter and Broccoli”

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    Jeanie — August 17, 2012 @ 7:29 pm

    I’ve used peanut butter in stir-fried vegetables and can attest to how delicious it is!

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