Try substituting peanuts for other ingredients that enhance flavor and texture. The possibilities are endless, and even the most avid peanut lovers might be surprised.
Use vegetable oil: One of the main reasons to use peanut oil is its high smoke point – the temperature at which the oil’s flavor and nutrition decomposes. Additionally, peanut oil is relatively bland and some cooks argue it will not alter the flavor of ingredients. Other light oils such as vegetable oil and sunflower oil are just as effective as peanut oil in flash frying or stir-frying, and can be used without a visit to the hospital.
Use cashews: Looking for a garnish on your noodle dish? Place a handful of raw cashews on a cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees for roughly five minutes. The nuts should exit the oven golden brown and aromatic. Sprinkle them whole, or place them in a plastic bag and crush them using a pot, on any stir-fry or noodle dish for added flavor and texture.
Use Dijon mustard and soy sauce: Peanut butter-based dressings and sauces often accompany Chinese-inspired dishes ranging from salads to spring rolls. Those allergic to peanuts could consider mixing equal parts Dijon mustard and soy sauce. This combination achieves the same viscosity as peanut sauce, and arguably adds depth of flavor with the tang from the mustard.
By Karla Yeh at the Examiner