Monday, August 16, 2010

Stir Frying Some More Goodness

First, congrats to Carol on winning the CSN stores giveaway! Stay tuned for more contests. Now onto food...

I love to stir fry. Delicious veggies, light sauce, a yummy fried egg to top it off. Plus pretty much any veggie is happy in a stir fry, which enables me to clean out the fridge and of all the leftover odds and ends (of the vegetable, and sometimes meat) variety. In today's stir fry I got out the grater, which made for a nice change and some crispy freshness. I assembled my stir fry separate (noodles, veggies, egg) and did a sort of make your own, instead of mixing everything together, just to change things up. The sauce also makes a very tasty salad dressing, and the mustard binds the olive oil together with the other liquids, making it like an Asian inspired vinaigrette (which I ate on a salad for lunch today).

Raw and Cooked Stir Fry:
8 oz of Soba noodles
1/2 yellow onion
1 garlic clove
1 green pepper
1 turnip
2-3 large carrots
1/2 large cucumber
2 eggs (1 per person)
Salt, pepper
Olive oil

1/4 cup of soy sauce
1 pinch of brown sugar
1/8 cup of rice wine vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp of olive oil (I used a Chipotle infused olive oil)
1 tbsp of Sriracha (or to taste)

Heat some olive oil a pan or wok over medium high heat. Dice the onion and garlic and add to the pan, lightly salt and pepper. Grate (I used the large circles side) the peel and turnip and add that as well. Slice the pepper into thin slices. Add that to the pan and cook stirring frequently. Grate the cucumber and carrot and set aside. Mix the sauce by whisking all of the sauce ingredients together, adjust any to taste. Make the Soba noodles according to the directions (they should only take about 4-5 minutes). While the noodles are cooking, spoon a little of the sauce into the veggies and stir together. When the noodles are done toss them with the sauce to taste (you should have some left for dipping). Fry eggs so that the yolks are runny. Quickly mix the carrots and cucumbers into the veggies and stir to combine. To assemble, fill a bowl with noodles, then top with a heaping portion of veggies and a fried egg. Serve and enjoy.

Happy Eating.


1 comment:

  1. The fried egg on top is a stroke of brilliance. What an easy, tasty dish.


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