Paleo “Peanut” Sesame Stir Fry Sauce
I had a Girl’s Night In last week and since most of the girls were from my gym, everything I served was totally Paleo. This means I bought a huge veggie platter for the occasion. However, there are only a certain amount of peppers and snap peas women can eat. So I made this with the leftovers.
This sauce recipe is based on 4 (or 2-3 large) servings. I actually needed two pans to cook it in because I used so many veggies. The amount and type of veggies you use is your call. I used the following: 1/2 of each: red, green, yellow, orange peppers, 1/2 sweet onion, and 1 handful of snap peas. You really could add whatever you have on hand or like in stir fries. I used around 2 lbs of chicken or 3-4 breasts.
You could use beef, you could use tofu, you could use broccoli – it’s all up to you. I used almond butter instead of the traditional peanut butter used in these types of sauces to keep it strictly Paleo. Fresh lime and orange juice and a small amount of honey keep the sugar content low and tamari (or coconut aminos) keep it gluten-free instead of traditional soy sauce which is almost always made with wheat.
You could serve this with cauliflower rice or just a bowl like we did.
Recipe: Paleo “Peanut” Sesame Stir Fry Sauce
- 5 tbsp. Tamari (or coconut aminos)
- 2 tsp. crushed ginger
- 2 tbsp. sliced green onions
- 2 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp fresh orange juice
- 1 tbsp. fresh lime (1/2 lime)
- 4 tbsp. almond butter
- 4 tsp. sesame seeds
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- Wisk all ingredients together.
- Marinate your choice of meat in sauce for at least an hour if possible.
- If stir-frying a ton of veggies, you may want to steam them slightly first.
- Add marinated meat and sauce to veggies and cook until meat is done.
- Garnish with green onions and sprinkle with sesame seeds.