Stir-Fried Spicy Carrots With Peanuts

Sara Moulton Serves up Family Favorites

GMA Recipes Appetizer
Difficulty: Easy
Cook Time: min

Good Morning America Food Editor Sara Moulton has written her first cookbook, featuring some of her family recipes. They're perfect for the busy parent.

Some of the favorites from her cookbook, Sara Moulton Cooks at Home, include Stir-Fried Spicy Carrots With Peanuts.

Moulton's recipes are the latest in Good Morning America's "We're Cooking Now," series, in which we share our family recipes with you.


  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1 pound medium carrots
  • 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil (preferably peanut)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Squeeze fresh lime juice
  • Cooking Directions

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Put the peanuts in a shallow pan, and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool and chop coarse.

    Coarsely grate the carrots. Melt the oil with the butter in a large wok or skillet over high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the carrots and cook, stirring constantly until cooked evenly, about 5 minutes.

    Stir in the peanuts and pepper flakes and season with salt and pepper. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice and serve hot.

    Recipe Summary

    Main Ingredients: peanuts, carrots, peanut oil

    Course: Appetizer/Starter, Salad, Side Dish, Snack, Vegetable

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