Tuesday, 7 January 2014

let's make veggie chow mein with a licorice-peanut sauce!

Hi guys!

happy belated new year & christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful time relaxing with your families.

Today I'm going to share with you a delicious veggie-based dish. It's a veggie chow mein with a unique & different licoricey peanuty sauce. At first, I wasn't too sure about combining licorice & peanut together, but they were very happy. It's super simple & quick to make. 



Veggie chow mein (Serves 2) 
  • 1 pack of chow mein noodles. 
  • 1 medium sized onion, chopped
  • 1 head of broccoli, chopped
  • 2 stalks of celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, chopped
  • 3 baby bok choy, sliced length-wise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • oil of choice
Licorice - Peanut Sauce
  • 1/2 cup cooked onion & garlic mix (see below)
  • 3 Tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 Tbsp fennel
  • 1/2 Tbsp braggs (or soy sauce)
  • 1 tsp coconut aminos (may substitute vegan worcestershire)
  • 1/2 Tbsp sesame oil (add extra if thicker sauce desired)
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes (more or less for desired heat)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • salt to taste
To make sauce, combine all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. 

To start, bring a pot of water to boil. Add chow mein noodles & cook for 3 minutes. Drain & set aside.

Next, add oil to a small pan and heat on medium. Add turmeric when hot and mix until fragrant. Add onions & garlic. Cook until onion translucent. Set aside & reserve 1/2 cup for sauce**. 

In a separate pan, add oil and heat on medium. Add carrots & cook for a couple minutes. Next, add celery, pepper & broccoli, and cook until becoming soft. Lastly, add bok choy and cook until all are soft. Add remaining onions, chow mein noodles, and sauce. Mix until evenly coated. Top with peanuts. 

Enjoy!






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