Peanut Butter and Soy Sauce with Bok Choy
One of my sons has perfected the backhanded compliment, “Mum you have nailed the taste, the texture and the amount of spices are just right ... it’s just not something I like to eat!”
Lucky for me, it’s something I like to eat and I think it’s delicious! Easy to make, healthy and it’s vegetarian or vegan. If you use rice noodles, which I have before, it’s gluten free. I love that I’m committed to trying new things and vegetarian dishes for you guys, that way if the kids complain, I just blame you my friends, it’s awesome!
This peanut bok choy dish can be really versatile. You don’t have to use bok choy as the main ingredient, you can use whatever green you like. You can add veggies or replace veggies. I do love bok choy, it absorbs the flavour of the sauce beautifully and it goes perfectly with noodles. I chose to give udon noodles a go but my personal preference is rice noodles, so feel free to use what ever noodles you heart desires!
1-1&1/4 cups water
1/2 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy up to you)
1/3 cup light soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon sesame oi
l4-5 cm piece ginger, peeled and grated
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon chill sauce
1 teaspoon cornflour
2 large carrots, cut into strips or spirals
2 cups sugar snap peas
1 bunch broccolini
3 bunches of Asian baby bok choy chopped (there are three bok choy in each bunch)
1 x 200g packet of udon noodles
In a wok or a frying pan, on medium - high heat, whisk the peanut butter, soy sauce, sugar, rice vinegar, sesame oil, chilli, ginger and garlic until well combined, add 1 cup of water slowly (reserve the 1/4 cup of water). Bring to the boil and stir in cornflour.
Depending on how thick you want the sauce add the remaining 1/4 cup of water.
Add the veggies and stir for a few minutes.
Cook noodles according to instructions, mix with veggies and serve hot!
PS - I love hearing from you! Let me know how it went and feel free to spread the word/passion/love, the more the merrier!