There used to be a time when I would think of peanut butter as sweet, but lately I seem to eat it in savoury dishes, and I almost prefer it! I had my stir fry with polenta, but perhaps it is more traditionally associated with noodles or rice. A veggie stir fry can have any veg/beans that you want in it; you could also add carrots, beansprouts, tofu, celery, seaweed etc- it really is a flexible recipe! This is how I made it:
1 onion, chopped
1 leek, chopped (or you could use an onion instead)
5-6 mushrooms, chopped
garlic, chopped (add as much as you want, I usually add 4-5 cloves)
broccoli, as much as you fancy
2 large savoy cabbage leaves, torn into approx 4cm strips (I do love savoy cabbage!)
1 large table spoon of peanut butter
1 tsp of chili sauce paste (alternatively omit if you don’t like hot food; or finely chop up a chili instead, if you don’t have paste)
1-2 tablespoons vegetarian oyster sauce (replace with soy sauce if you don’t have any)
1/2 a cup of water
1) Fry the onions and leeks first in a large pan/pot with oil on high heat.
2) Once they have softened, add the mushrooms, garlic and broccoli, stirring constantly (you may need to add more oil if it’s sticking to the bottom).
3) Once they have softened a little add the savoy cabbage, peanut butter, chili sauce and veg oyster sauce, stir for 5 mins. (You can also throw the cooked noodles/rice in at this point)
4) Then add the water, turn the heat down and let it simmer for 10-15 mins.
N.B. For those who are allergic to peanut butter, I would recommend a curry paste from the supermarket, e.g. a thai green curry paste, or a thai red curry paste, they can be bought in jars. Always taste a bit first, as they may be quite spicy! In which case you would probably not need to add the chili sauce/chopped chili.
Enjoy! Are there any recipes that anyone out there would like me to veganize?