Peanut Butter Stir Fry

Stir fry is one of my favourite week night meals to cook. My 3 year old, George, loves it and it gets him eating lots of vegetables. I love cooking stir fry because I can always get a meal on the table in at least 15 minutes! How good is that? I like to use prawns and to change my usual recipe, I added peanut butter watered down with hot water to make a yummy sauce. It is really good!

Serves 4


  • 1tsp five spice
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 100g peas
  • Packet of fresh ready to use stir fry vegetables (approx 400g)
  • 250g pre-cooked prawns (I use frozen prawns and defrost them in my fridge)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter mixed with 1/2 tbsp hot water
  • approx 250g noodles
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Handful fresh coriander (optional)
  • Handful roasted peanuts (optional)


  1. Heat noodles in boiling water according to packet instructions.
  2. Pour oil into a large wok and put on a high heat, when oil is really hot add the spices, the peas and packet of stir fry vegetables, stir quickly around the wok, after a few minutes add the prawns.
  3. Move prawns quickly around the wok for only a few minutes before adding lime juice and pouring over peanut butter.
  4. keep stirring until prawns are hot and vegetables have wilted, this should take approx 3-4 minutes.
  5. Drain noodles, transfer to the wok and use chop sticks to mix everything together.
  6. Serve with fresh coriander and roasted peanuts
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5 Responses to Peanut Butter Stir Fry

  1. Jen says:

    I love this idea! 1- because I love a stir fry too and 2-because Jake loves peanut butter so would probably encourage him to eat even more stir fry. I made one last night and he ate quite a lot, but I think this would go down much better. Thanks v!

  2. Jen says:

    Also, I’ve given up buying the pre-packed stir fry veg as I find I don’t get enough of the veg I really like,so I buy a tenderheart cabbage and cut it finely, plus some green & orange peppers, mushrooms and shallots/ spring onions (and whatever else I fancy). I use the rest of the cabbage in a bacon and cabbage pasta.

  3. Vicky says:

    I buy a pack of basic stir fry veg – normally around £1 and supplement with my own favourites. I find this a cheaper and quicker way to get dinner on the table.

  4. Matt says:

    Nice idea!

  5. Angela says:

    I had a go at this and it was delicious! I remember trying yours when with you and loved it! Lovely peanuts!! Yummy!

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