Honey, Soy & Sesame Stir Fry
Stir fry night is one of my favorites for many reasons. First because I adore soy sauce. Add in sesame oil, honey, and spicy Sriracha and I am in heaven! Did I mention that this dish takes only about 20 minutes to put together? Stir fry, for the win!
Let’s face it: summer is winding down. We are literally cramming every little thing into every day (and this month!) So quick dinners are where we turn. And this stir fry is it! The chicken sausage (with which I am so obsessed) is a great addition of protein too. It browns quickly and adds so much flavor to meals like this. It’s quickly become a staple in my kitchen.
Something else that has become a fast kitchen staple is my Verizon Wireless Xyboard. Outside of the kitchen I have had my nose in the Kindle app nearly non-stop. But in the kitchen, I have put the Evernote app to work. It has been a lifesaver…ever since I dropped my laptop on my concrete floors (ouch!), I have been without an electronic tool to use in the kitchen. That is, until the Xyboard came along. It’s so easy to make recipe notes and edits as I go, and streaming music while cooking never hurts!
Honey, Sesame & Soy Stir Fry Recipe
Yield: 2 Servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Quick weeknight stir fry recipe with fresh veggies, chicken sausage and a simple sauce with honey, sesame oil, soy seeds and spicy Sriracha.
for the stir fry:
1 chicken sausage link, sliced
2 tsp. olive oil
1 shallot, sliced
1 garlic clove, minced
2 green onions, sliced + more for garnish
1/2 cup yellow pepper, diced
2 celery stalks, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
1 cup broccoli florets, sliced
1/2 cup baby bella mushrooms, diced
Panko breadcrumbs, for garnish, optional
for the sauce:
1 Tbs. soy sauce
1 Tbs. honey
2 tsp. sesame oil
1/2 tsp. Sriracha, optional
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/4 tsp. black pepper
Preheat a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the slices of chicken sausage and cook for about 4 minutes on each side, until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside.
While the chicken sausage cooks, combine the sauce ingredients and stir well. Set aside.
In the same pan used to cook the sausage, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the shallot, garlic and green onions. Cook until they begin to soften, about 4 minutes. Add the yellow pepper, celery, carrots, broccoli and mushrooms and stir to combine. Cook for another 5-6 minutes until the veggies are crisp-tender and the mushrooms are soft. Increase the heat to high and stir in the sauce. The sauce will thicken as it cooks, about 3 minutes.
Garnish with additional green onion and panko, if desired.
Obviously, omit the chicken sausage to make this vegetarian.
Use any kind of vegetables that you have on hand. Snap peas, edamame, asparagus and/or green beans would be great additions to this stir-fry.
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