Since moving to Panama, pineapple has been an increasingly large part of my diet. It’s cheap, delicious and very refreshing, meaning it’s perfect for almost every day here.
I’ve been neglecting stir fries a lot for some reason, even though I always have a gorgeous selection of fresh veggies in my fridge. This week, they’re making something of a come back, primarily due to the invention of this delicious stir fry sauce.
Making your own sauces will always be better than buying the pre-made ones in stores, as yours will be fresh, made to your own taste and free from excessive salt, sugar and preservatives you can’t pronounce.
This one is simple to make and gorgeously refreshing. It spices up a dull stir fry for any day of the week!
(Feeds 2-4 as a stir fry sauce)
1 cup of fresh pineapple, chopped
1 red pepper, chopped
4 spring onions, chopped
1 thumb-sized piece of ginger, chopped
3 cloves of garlic, chopped
1 small red chili, extra hot preferably, chopped
1 tablespoon vinegar (balsamic or white)
1 tablespoon soy sauce
the juice of 1/2 a lime
pinch of sugar
Fry the spring onions, garlic, chili, ginger and red pepper in a little coconut oil for 4-5 minutes, until the peppers are soft
Remove from the heat and allow to cool, then place into a blender or food processor with the pineapple, soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice, salt and sugar
Blend until it resembles the photo
Either store for a day or two in preparation for a stir fry, or stir fry a bunch of vegetables and use this as the sauce; utterly delicious!
Tomorrow I’ll be posting up a recipe for a Quinoa Stir Fry Salad with this sauce, so if you prep this today, tomorrow it will be perfect 🙂