By: Rochael Teynor

Stock up your pantry with a few Asian staples for a quick and easy dinner!

In a medium saucepan, blend the following ingredients:

1 tsp. peanut oil
2 T. chopped, fresh ginger

4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 c. creamy peanut butter
1/4 c. rice vinegar
1/4 c. low sodium soy sauce
3 T. hoisin sauce
1 1/4 c. low sodium chicken broth
1/2 t. chili paste or 6 drops of hot chili oil
3-4 scallions, sliced

Optional:  cubed, cooked chicken
               slices of red, green, orange, or yellow peppers for color and added flavor
               water chestnuts
               unsalted peanuts

Cook over low heat until bubbly and sauce begins to thicken.  Pour over cooked angel hair pasta or your favorite noodle!  Serves 4 – 6.


First published June 2008 at