Tuesday, March 17, 2009

spicy cabbage mix in peanut sauce

today is st. patrick's day, a highly celebrated day in my house. i don't have a typical irish food recipe to share, but i felt i should at least post something green. i can eat cabbage in almost any fashion, and *love* adding it to my stir fry recipes. the best part of this dish is that the peanut sauce really complements the spiciness. happy st. patrick's day!

stir fry:
  • 1 cup steamed broccoli
  • 2 cups shredded cabbage and carrots
  • 1/4 cup peanuts
  • 2 teaspoons chili garlic sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons ginger, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon water
for the peanut sauce:
  • 5 tablespoons pb2
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy
  • 1-2 tablespoons sriracha
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
whisk up the stir fry sauce ingredients, and pour over the steamed broccoli. allow the broccoli to marinade for a couple hours.

meanwhile, mix up the peanut sauce by first mixing pb2 powder with 4 tablespoons of water. pb2 is a peanut butter powder that has something like 85% less calories than regular peanut butter (and still tastes good!). if you don't have pb2, you could sub about 1/4 cup peanut butter, but i really suggest you try it. after the pb2 reaches a thin creamy consistency, whisk in the rest of the peanut sauce ingredients.

after broccoli has marinated, turn your wok on 400° and dump in the broccoli and marinade. stir fry for several minutes, and then toss in cabbage. continue cooking for about 3 minutes, toss in peanuts, and cook another 3 minutes. cover in peanut sauce and serve.


DJ Karma said...

I love cabbage in stir frys- Happy St. Patty's Day :)

Virginia said...

anything with broccoli and i'm in!!

Sal said...

Sounds good, can't beat a good peanut sauce.

Lauren said...

Looks great! I am making a big cabbage salad tonight!

Anonymous said...

Happy St. Patrick's day! Spicy and peanut sauce for cabbage mix sounds excellent!

allularpunk said...

can you believe i just had my first peanut sauce experience last night? i'm hooked. can't wait to make your version!

Jen aka Jewbacca said...

this sounds great! btw: i wrote chilis and asked them for a recipe for their firecracker sauce (red pepper tapenade) and they assured me it was vegan but stated they could not disclose the recipe. licensing issues? who knows.

i am on a mission this weekend to open my new juicer, try something, and blog about it.

Bianca said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day. I'm having cabbage for dinner too.

AnuSriram said...

Looks lovely! An ideal recipe for St.Patrick's day!

Mr. Rosewater said...

Hey V, this looks great! Any recipe that includes peanut sauce is alright with me. Thanks for sharing!

jessy said...

gotta look into the pb2! sounds really neat! and i'm love'n your dish, too! broccoli, cabbage & peanutty-chili oil awesomeness! yes please! mmmmmmmmm!

Anonymous said...

Looks good. The peanut sauce is a nice addition.

Thanks for sharing,


veggievixen said...

heck yes. this looks fantastic.

Chris @ Beyond Ramen said...

Oooh what a cool way to use PB2! I'm all about the sauce here and it looks really tasty. I also had cabbage today, but in a much more traditional fashion :P

Anonymous said...

Why haven't I had cabbage with some pb love? I mean, what the hell was I waiting for???
I wish I could get some of that PB2 here - sounds right on!

Anonymous said...

I've heard of the book, just never have picked it up. I hear it's pretty good, with delicious recipes! I'll definitely have to try some of them sometime.

I put up the photos of my cupcakes, very delicious! :)

Usha said...

Happy St Patrick's day! Loved the sound of this peanut sauce !