Shrimp Stir Fry with Dad's Thai Peanut Sauce

Cindy DeVore


For as long as I can remember, my Dad has loved to cook. He has some really fantastic recipes that he's always eager to share.

Dad's Thai Peanut Sauce is actually made with 8 dried red chilies that are seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces. He pours boiling water over them and lets the pot stand for 10 minutes before adding the chilies to the puree.

Since I like quick and easy recipes, I modified his steps, and I use red chili flakes, which can be adjusted to suit your spicy desire! Either way, the sauce is awesome and can be used for a variety of vegetable, meat and seafood dishes.

★★★★★ 1 vote
4 - 5
25 Min
20 Min


1 c
white rice
2 c
1/2 tsp
fresh lemon juice
2 Tbsp
red chili flakes
1 medium
onion, organic, chopped
1 clove
garlic, organic, chopped
fresh lemon peel from organic lemon
2 Tbsp
peanut oil
1 1/2 c
coconut milk
1 Tbsp
lemon juice, organic, fresh
1/2 c
chunky peanut butter, jif all-natural preferred
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
brown sugar
salt to taste
2 Tbsp
sesame oil
1 lb
raw shrimp, shelled and deveined
1/2 pkg
frozen broccoli florets, organic


1In a food processor, puree chili flakes with onion, garlic and lemon peel.
2In a sauce pan, heat peanut oil and add pureed mixture. Cook over very low heat, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes.
3In another sauce pan, add rice, water and 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Stir and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to very low, cover and simmer for 20 minutes. When rice is done, keep covered and set aside.
4Add broccoli to a microwavable dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4 to 6 minutes, depending on your microwave strength. Broccoli should be fork tender when done.
5Go back to your peanut sauce and add the coconut milk. Increase heat to gentle boil and stir. Add lemon juice, peanut butter, cumin, brown sugar and salt to taste; stir well and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Remove from heat and cover sauce pan to keep warm.
6In a wok or large skillet, heat sesame oil. Add shrimp, toss and cook over medium-high heat until shrimp is just opaque.
7Add cooked broccoli and toss well with shrimp and sesame oil.
8Pour Thai Peanut Sauce over shrimp and broccoli and cook until bubbling. Reduce heat to low simmer, cover and cook about 1 to 2 minutes.
9Spoon rice onto plates, and ladle shrimp, broccoli and sauce mixture generously over rice.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood
Regional Style: Asian
Hashtags: #sauce, #spicy