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Thai Peanut Stir Fry


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Thai Peanut Stir Fry Recipe

I’d like to flatter myself and credit my comely figure, irresistible charm, and supreme wit, but let’s be honest: I’m fairly boney,  giggle when nervous, and have an unusual love of bad puns and good grammar.  No consolation needed—I married Ben for a chocolate chip cookie recipe.

Normally, I’m all about sharing the family secret recipes. The more people making my Grammy’s Prize Peach Cobbler and Strawberry Super Pie, the greater the world’s aggregate joy. I simply cannot, however, tell you anything about these chocolate chip cookies. The recipe has been guarded in Ben’s family for generations, and one must marry in to receive it. An astute reader, you no doubt have already observed that they contain chocolate chips.  I’ve given away too much already.

Thus, back to the stir fry. It is simple to make, but packs surprising depth of flavor. My secret ingredient: Thai red curry paste (sounds fancy, but is super easy to find–see ingredient note below). The other must-have for the right taste is plenty of ginger. I typically use powdered because I always have it on hand, but fresh is even more fantastic. Whatever veggies you have around will do, and you can easily go vegetarian by omitting the chicken or subbing tofu.

The first time I made this dish for Ben, he flipped and finished the entire pot. Two weeks later, he bought a ring. Coincidence? I think not.

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Author: Erin Clarke

I'm Erin, and I'm on a mission to cook everything that's tasty, {mostly} healthy, and budget-friendly—all while Mr. Right is in the library. I'm convinced that cheese and chocolate are the answer, that you can love sweets and veggies equally, and that delicious, satisfying food should be accessible to everyone. The recipes here are affordable, approachable, and delectable, and I can't wait to share them with you!


  1. thanks for leaving a link to this on my blog! it looks so good and im totally going to check it out.
    I do love to share good recipes with everyone but im with your husbands family on those sacred recipes. For us its my grandma’s home made chocolate ice cream. its to die for, and you have to be immediate family or a wife of an immediate family member to have it. so funny.
    Now im off to go check out more of your recipes!

    • Hi MommaChelle!
      Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting. I hope you enjoy the recipe and the blog!
      Glad to hear I’m not the only one charged with keeping family secrets under wraps. Too bad about the ice cream though–I bet it would taste phenomenal with our “secret” cookies!

  2. Oh my goodness! Just made this tonight and it was awesome!!! If I was your hubby, I would’ve married you too! Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe.

    • Lauren, I am so so happy that you liked it!! Thanks so much for trying the recipe and letting me know how it went.

      The hubs and I have yet to argue over anything more serious that how to properly load a dishwasher, but when that day comes, I’m keeping this recipe in my back pocket ;-)

  3. I’m going to make your Thai Peanut Stir Fry this week!

    • Fantastic!! Let me know how it goes. Only one suggestion: if you are spice-sensitive try dialing down the amount of red pepper flakes. It packs a light kick as is.PS: I have a bunch of friends who now make this dish regularly, so I hope you love it too! Thanks for letting me know and enjoy!

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  5. This is going to be my first recipe I make when we move to our new house next week! It looks delicious! Keep the wonderful recipes coming!

    • Fantastic! I truly hope you love it Lisa. This is still my husband’s absolutely favorite thing that I make. It tastes great with a tablespoon of fish sauce added also if you have it on hand. Thanks so much for your comment and don’t be a stranger! :)

  6. Cooking it now and it’s smelling so fine. Have friended for dinner all are eager.

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