Spicy Stir-Fried Broccoli & Peanuts
Broccoli and red bell pepper tossed with a spicy peanut sauce makes a delicious side or stir in some cooked chicken or tofu to make it a main dish.Yield: 4 servings, about 1 cup each
|1/3 cup||creamy natural peanut butter|
|1/2 cup||water, divided|
|2 tablespoons||brown sugar|
|2 tablespoons||reduced-sodium soy sauces, divided|
|1 tablespoon||rice vinegar|
|2 tablespoons||canola oil|
|1 1/2 pounds||broccoli crowns, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces|
|1||large red bell pepper, sliced|
|2 cloves||garlic, minced|
|1/4 1/2 teaspoon||1/4-1/2 crushed red pepper, or to taste|
|1/4 cup||chopped unsalted peanuts|
Whisk peanut butter, 1/4 cup water, brown sugar, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and vinegar in a medium bowl until smooth. Set aside.
Heat oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli and cook, stirring frequently, until beginning to soften and brown in spots, about 6 minutes.
Add the remaining 1/4 cup water and 1 tablespoon soy sauce to the pan along with bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently, until the pepper has softened and the liquid has evaporated, 2 to 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the reserved peanut sauce and season with crushed red pepper. Garnish with peanuts.