Satay-Style Courgetti

Courgetti. Is it a suitable replacement for pasta/noodles in my opinion? Well, yes and no. It tastes amazing depending what you do with it, the novelty is fun, it’s super-quick, and its much lighter on the stomach- but I also don’t want you all to be cutting out carbs in place of courgetti for every meal.
 
However, with that out of the way, I am a fan. I bought a hand-held spiralizer about a week ago now, and it’s my new favourite gadget. So far I’ve spiralized courgettes, carrots, and my finger (accidently)- but I hear that sweet potatoes are also possible to spiralize.

This is my favourite recipe yet- anything with peanut butter is amazing, and having the peanut butter here means that there’s some added protein.

You can add in Quorn, chunks of tofu, prawns, and even some cooked chicken if you like- this is a versatile dish, so you have many options open to you. I do recommend adding in one of these meats/meat substitutes though, as you need this meal to fill you up. I opted for the Quorn, but prawns are next on the list.

Ingredients (serves one, but feel free to double it for an extra big bowlful)
  • 1 medium- large courgette
  • 1/2 medium carrot, sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 1 large Portobello mushroom, sliced
  • 1 small handful of mangetout, chopped in half
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1tbsp chunky peanut butter – I used Meridian
  • Chinese five spice, to taste
  • 2tbsp boiling water
  • 1tsp soy sauce

Method
  • Start by making the courgetti, according to your device’s instructions; set to one side.
  • Into a pan add your chilli, carrot, and bell pepper, stir frying for 1-2 minutes. After this, add in the mushrooms and mangetout, and allow to cook for 1 minute more, until softened.
  • Throw in your soy sauce, and your five spice, along with the courgetti. Toss together, and leave over a medium heat.
  • In a mug, whisk together the peanut butter and boiling water, adding a little at a time, until the consistency is smooth. Pour over the vegetables, and toss together so that the sauce coats the courgetti.
  • Leave over the heat until the courgetti has warmed through, and then serve. Top with black pepper and more slices of chilli, if desired.

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