Friday, March 23, 2007

Ageless Stir Fry

This is the first blog post that doesn't come from someone else's recipe, which is very exciting for yours truly. This stir fry--called ageless both because of its classic ingredients, and because Shittake mushrooms have anti-aging properties--is a) yummy, confirmed by Guinea Pig R, b) healthy, c) filling, and d) practical to make in large quantities to either give to other people or save for later.

This one was kind of a leap for me. I'm far more comfortable cooking with Mediterranean flavors, but this one was surprisingly successful. I didn't make it with rice, mostly because at the time it was a dish to snack on, not dinner, but rice would add a lot to the dish to make it a real meal. It would be a perfect dish to use up leftover Chinese restaurant rice.

Also, for a veggie dish, it has crazy amounts of protein, with about 1.5 cups of edamame.

Sidebar: I ran into a friend from college last night who mentioned that she reads my blog! It was the first time I bumped into someone who reads it. Needless to say, I was tickled pink.

Ok, recipe:

1.5 cups edamame
1 box Shittake mushrooms
1/4 cup cashews, chopped
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce
3 tsp honey
1/6 cup soy sauce
3 tsp ginger
2 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp sesame seeds
1/4 cup olive oil
Onion powder
Salt and pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a pan. Add garlic; simmer two minutes with salt, pepper, and onion powder.

Add teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, and honey, followed by remaining ingredients. Stir, coating mushrooms, nuts, and edamame in sauce, and let simmer for 8-10 minutes. Serve.

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