Sweet and Spicy Peanut Satay Stir-fry

When I say that I’m going to spiralize everything, I’m not kidding. I gotta admit, I was a bit hesitant about the sweet potato spiral, as visions of parm potato spiral hashbrowns danced in my head – but I had a plan. Sweet and spicey, crunchy and smooth, fresh and savoury – this was a good idea. You ready?

What You Need

Sweet Potato Noodles
– 1 medium sweet potato, spiralized
– 1 tbsp grapeseed oil
– Salt, pepper, garlic powder, paprika to taste

Spicy Peanut Sauce
– 1/3 cup natural smooth peanut butter
– 3 tbsp soy sauce
– 1 tbsp lemon juice
– 2-3 tbsp honey
– Salt, pepper, garlic powder and CAYENNE to taste (seriously…just keep reading)
– Hot water to smooth

– Steamed veggie
– Sesame seeds for garnish

What You Do

In a large bowl, toss your oil and spices with your very beautiful sweet potato spirals (I don’t know about you but I am excited to make these again). Set aside and let the flavours shake up a bit.

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In a small bowl, mix peanut butter, soy sauce, lemon juice, honey and spices with a small whisk until smooth. From here, let your tap run for a little bit and add very little hot water to your sauce while whisking. You want to add just enough, slowly enough to smooth out your sauce. The key is to do this slowly, I’m telling you! Once your sauce is smooth, start off with just a little bit of cayenne – a pinch! Stir, whisk, stir and mix, taste! This is my favourite part – using the cayenne and honey, balance the savoury peanut sauce with some sweet and spicy flavour until you’ve got a satay sauce that makes you dance in your kitchen and you want to put it on everything! Lovingly set aside, you need to stop tasting this sauce! Jeez!

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Over high heat in a pan with small amount of water, steam your sweet potato noodles until just tender and vibrant. Drain any excess water and sautee uncovered until all water has evaporated and your noodles are cooked. This was my first effort at the sweet potato noodle, and my own advice – let the water evaporate, stir in a little bit more oil over hi heat and stir your noodles around with some more spices. This is going to lend some more delicious flavour and texture! When cooked, set aside – but hurry, you don’t have much time.

Confession: I used frozen veggies. I bagged them not too long ago and I mean, have you looked at veggie prices? Unthaw your veggies (I typically steam them out in a pan with a lid) and season with salt and pepper and maybe a little garlic.

When your veggies are done, on your favourite plate, twirl up a mountain of sweet potato noodles, drizzle some of your spicy-sweet-savoury satay sauce all over (these two are a match made in heaven and I might have just changed your life giving this snack tip away), finished off with a mountain top of veggies. For good measure, I added a little ore peanut sauce and a bunch of sesame seeds!

This was so delicious, I ate it with my face! Seriously – satay on my nose! This was such a refreshing take on a stir-fry while feeling like a hearty meal. This won’t be the last time I dive into a plate like this with my green spoons!

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