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Spicy Peanut Stir Fry Sauce

If you like a little “kick” for your stir fry, try this flavorful and simple stir fry sauce.  Goes well with chicken, beef or shrimp stir fry entrees.

Yield:  2 C


  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp fresh gingerroot, peeled and finely grated
  • 1 Cup water
  • ½ Cup creamy or chunky peanut butter
  • 2 Tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ tsp hot red pepper flakes, dried


  1. In a saucepan heat oil over moderate heat until hot but not smoking and cook garlic and ginger, stirring until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Stir in remaining ingredients and bring to a simmer, stirring.
  3. Simmer sauce, stirring, until smooth.

Sauce may be chilled and held up to 3 days.  If sauce is too thick after chilling, stir in small amounts of hot water until sauce reaches desired consistency.