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

How to Make Shrimp Stir Fry with Dad's Thai Peanut Sauce


  • 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.

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About Shrimp Stir Fry with Dad's Thai Peanut Sauce

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