Recipe: Mix It Up Stir-fry Dinner

Mix It Up Stir-fry Dinner
Serves 6-8

  • 2 tbsp oil (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil, optional(15 ml)
  • 2 tsp minced ginger (10 ml)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup whole raw cashews or slivered almonds, optional (250 ml)
  • 2 carrots, sliced into ¼ inch pieces
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced into ½ inch pieces
  • 1 pepper, sliced into 1x1 inch pieces
  • ½ pound mushrooms, sliced (200 g)
  • 1 small zucchini, sliced into ½ inch, bite-sized pieces
  • ½ pound snow peas (200 g)
  • 1 small bunch bok choy, cut crosswise at 1-inch intervals
  • 8-10 oz firm tofu, cubed (or other source of protein)(225-285 g)
  • 1 tbsp or more juice from ½ lemon (15 ml)
  • Rice or noodles
  • Soy sauce
  • Heat oils, ginger and garlic in wok or large skillet. Add onion, cashews, carrots and celery: stir-fry for about 4 minutes over high heat. Add pepper, mushrooms, zucchini, and snow peas; stir-fry about 2 minutes more. Stir in bok choy and tofu or other cooked protein. Cover and steam until hot and tender, about 5 minutes more. Drizzle with lemon juice and toss. Serve with rice or noodles and soy sauce.
    Note: substitute other vegetables and prepare so that vegetables that take longer to cook are added first.

    Adapted from: Kayak Cookery, Linda Daniel, 1988 page 141.

    Kathy Romses, 2017

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