Tuesday, 1 July 2014

stir fry sauce

Happy summer everyone, and if you're a Canuck happy Canada Day!  I will be working on some cool summer recipes over the coming months if you want to check back.

Here is a tasty stir fry sauce with no soy sauce or miso (this was a challenge for me). I have been experimenting with coconut aminos (coconut seasoning sauce) as a soy sauce substitute. If you can't eat soy sauce this might work for you, although since it is an aged/fermented product it may not work for everyone. Please feel free to substitute for any ingredients here or leave them out. Also, of course feel free to add anything that you can eat but I can't!


1/2 - 1 cup veggie broth (ic friendly)
2 T toasted sesame oil
2 - 3 T coconut aminos (if tolerated)
1-2 T cashew, peanut or almond butter
1 t parsley flakes
1 t italian spice
1/4 t tumeric (if tolerated)
1/4 t garlic powder
salt and fresh pepper (to taste)

Mix all the ingredients in a bowl until well combined and then add to your stir fry.

Optional :  If you want your sauce to be thicker, you can thicken it with cornstarch or arrowroot starch. Combine starch with equal parts cold water first and then whisk it into your sauce on a low/medium heat for a couple of minutes. Start with just a teaspoon or two of starch as you can always add more if necessary (side note: sometimes it doesn't look like it has thickened but when you put it on your food you'll notice that it has).

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