Monday, August 26, 2013

Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry (for Aggie!)

Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry

We should talk about babies today.  (Don’t tell Paul!)  Of course, not our babies – but ALL of the babies ALL over the place.  Have you noticed?  It is for sure in the water – at church, at work, and all around the blog world, there are babies.

And today is for celebrating one of those (soon-to-arrive) babies and his mama, my beautiful friend Aggie of Aggie’s Kitchen.

SURPRISE AGGIE!!

Aggie is so kind-hearted and always encouraging and I’m so excited to get to celebrate her with some wonderful bloggers today.   She is one of those people who you can instantly connect with and you feel like you have known her forever!

Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry

I made you some stir-fry.  It’s packed with veggies and a spicy-savory sesame-soy sauce.  It’s super simple and tossed with udon noodles.  I know you love these flavors, as I do and I hope you enjoy this stir-fry as much as we did.  I also hope your baby boy knows how loved he is.  I pray countless blessings on you and your family for many years! xo

Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry

Appetizers
Sundried Tomato Hummus from Robyn of Add a Pinch
Melon & Prosicutto Balls from Paula of bell’alimento
Bruschetta from Sheila of Eat2gather
Jalapeno Poppers from Ali of Gimme Some Oven
Grilled Naan White Pizza Bites from Jamie of Mom’s Cooking Club
Watermelon Feta Bites with Basil Olive Oil from Sandy of Reluctant Entertainer
Pesto Caprese Fried Wontons from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Blue Cheese Wedge Salad Crostini from Cheryl of TidyMom

Drinks
Toasted Coconut Milkshakes from Bev of Bev Cooks
Lemon Cream Soda from Angie of Eclectic Recipes
Peach Sorbet Bellini and Spritzers from Shaina of Food for My Family
Non Alcoholic Berry Spritzer from Lisa of Jersey Girl Cooks
Virgin Peach & Raspberry Bellinis from Milisa of Miss in the Kitchen
Italian Basil Sparkling Lemonade from Marly of Namely Marly
Italian Sodas from Laura of Real Mom Kitchen
Cafe Mocha Punch / or Iced Cafe Mocha from Amy of She Wears Many Hats

Salads
Italian Chopped Salad in a Jar {with Creamy Caesar Dressing} from Brenda of a farmgirl’s dabbles
Caprese Salad with Mozzarella Crisps from Christine of Cook the Story
Pesto Pasta Stuffed Tomatoes from Suzanne of Kokocooks
Grilled Romaine Caesar Salad from Liz of The Lemon Bowl

Herbed Israeli Couscous Salad with Tomato and Mozzarella from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Chickpea, Avocado, & Feta Salad from Maria of Two Peas and Their Pod
Lentil and Chickpea Layered Salad from Lisa of With Style & Grace

Entrees
Chicken Cacciatore from Meagan of A Zesty Bite
Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry from Cassie of Bake Your Day
Potato-Crusted Vegetarian Quiche with Zucchini, Tomatoes & Feta from Dara of Cookin’ Canuck
“Straw & Hay” Tagliatelle in Cream Sauce from Flavia of Flavia’s Flavors
Grilled Italian Chicken with Veggie & Bow Tie Pasta from Katie of Katie’s Cucina
Grilled Naan Pizza with Summer Veggies & Turkey Sausage from Kelley of Mountain Mama Cooks
Smashed Chickpea and Avocado Panini from Kathy of Panini Happy

Desserts
Fresh Blueberry Shortbread with Lemon Cream Frosting from Sommer of A Spicy Perspective
Crostata di Mango from Lora of Cake Duchess
Italian Ice from Kristen of Dine & Dish
Roasted Banana and Nutella S’mores Bruschetta from Jenny of Picky Palate
Italian Cream Cake from Deborah of Taste and Tell
Panna cotta from Leslie of The hungry housewife
Fortune Cookies from Shari of Tickled Red
Baby Vanilla Bean Scones a la Starbucks from Tara of Unsophisticook

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Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry

Yield: 2 servings as an entree

Total Time: 30 min

A quick and simple udon noodle stir-fry recipe with fresh zucchini, bell pepper, edamame and a spicy sesame sauce.

Ingredients:

6 ounces uncooked udon noodles

Stir-Fry Sauce:
3 Tbs. soy sauce
1 Tbs. toasted sesame oil
1 tsp. Sriracha
1 tsp. black sesame seeds

for the veggies:
1 Tbs. olive oil
1 shallot, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup shelled edamame
1 cup bell pepper, diced
1 cup zucchini (I used 1/2 of one large zucchini)
1/4 cup raw peanuts
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper

Directions:

Cook the noodles according to package directions, watching closely to not overcook.

While the noodles cook, heat the olive oil in a wok or large non-stick skillet. Add the shallot and garlic and a small pinch of salt and stir well. When the shallot begins to soften, add the bell pepper and cook for about 2 minutes, until they begin to soften. Add the edamame and zucchini and stir well. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes until the zucchini is tender. Add the peanuts, season with salt and pepper and add the stir fry sauce and stir. Allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

Drain the noodles and add to the cooked veggies. Garnish with additional sesame seeds and extra Sriracha if needed.

Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry

 

 

58 Responses to “Zucchini, Bell Pepper & Edamame Stir-Fry (for Aggie!)”

  1. #
    Shari-Tickled Red — August 26, 2013 @ 6:32 am

    Oh my, please pass me a bowl! This is just the perfect dish for hanging out with some girlfriends. Happy Aggie’s Shower Day! :D

  2. #
    Tieghan — August 26, 2013 @ 7:17 am

    You guys are the sweetest bloggers! This is so nice and so fun, bot to mention this pasta looks crazy delicious! I love all the fresh end of summer produce. YUM!

  3. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — August 26, 2013 @ 7:28 am

    You know I love everything veggie and Asian so I am all over this salad!! Thank you so much for making time to participate in Aggie’s shower!!! xoxo

  4. #
    Christine (Cook the Story) — August 26, 2013 @ 7:49 am

    Mmm…I could totally make this for dinner tonight. Exactly what I’m in the mood for. Love the black sesame seeds!

  5. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — August 26, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Laughed when I read this because seriously, I feel like my world has exploded with babies! It IS in the air, lol. What a special shower, and this stir fry looks fab!

  6. #
    Julia — August 26, 2013 @ 8:31 am

    Awww! Congratulations to Aggie!! I didn’t realize she was preggers – clearly I need to pay her site a visit! Love the surprise party and your stir fry looks marvelous!

  7. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — August 26, 2013 @ 8:33 am

    I’ll see you at the bottom of that bowl.

  8. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — August 26, 2013 @ 8:45 am

    Yuuum! This is my kind of meal! I can’t wait to see Aggie’s little bundle of joy – you know he/she is going to be adorable!

  9. #
    Rachel Cooks — August 26, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    This is SO perfect for Aggie. You nailed it!

  10. #
    Ali — August 26, 2013 @ 9:07 am

    Love this!! The black sesame seeds look so inviting!!!

  11. #
    Sarah K. @ The Pajama Chef — August 26, 2013 @ 9:40 am

    what an awesome stir fry! delish!

  12. #
    Sandy Coughlin — August 26, 2013 @ 9:41 am

    Yey for Aggie! Love this recipe and being involved in her virtual shower.

  13. #
    saly @ sallys baking addiction — August 26, 2013 @ 9:50 am

    This is so wonderful! And wonderful for Aggie! I love seeing the blog community come together for surprises like this Cassie. And your stir-frys are always mouthwatering. Seriously – gotta try this. Pinning! xo

  14. #
    Marly — August 26, 2013 @ 9:54 am

    Edamame Stir Fry? Yum! It’s so fun to be a part of this event with you!

  15. #
    katie — August 26, 2013 @ 10:07 am

    I love the idea of an edamame stir-fry! I think Aggie will adore this recipe!

  16. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — August 26, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Gorgeous stir-fry, Cassie!! I want to eat that entire thing! :)

  17. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — August 26, 2013 @ 10:49 am

    I love stir-fry, craving this for meatless Monday!

  18. #
    Melanie @ Nutritious Eats — August 26, 2013 @ 10:53 am

    This looks awesome and I can’t wait to check out all those links. Love Aggie too. Our new babies will be a few months apart!

  19. #
    Jackie @ Domestic Fits — August 26, 2013 @ 11:42 am

    Yay for all the babies! Congrats to her and to anyone who gets to eat these noodles.

  20. #
    JulieD — August 26, 2013 @ 12:09 pm

    So beautiful, Cassie! Looks amazing, I know Aggie would LOVE this! Thank you so much for joining in on the baby shower fun!

  21. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — August 26, 2013 @ 12:20 pm

    Ooooooh….I want a big bowl of these noodles!! What a great dish to celebrate Aggie’s shower!

  22. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — August 26, 2013 @ 2:17 pm

    So happy for Aggie, and this sounds sooo good! Lovely recipe!

  23. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — August 26, 2013 @ 6:15 pm

    So fun!! Love Aggie and what a delicious way to celebrate her baby shower :)

  24. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — August 26, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    So many great recipes! I am bookmarking this one to make soon! Yay for Aggie!!

  25. #
    Suzanne — August 26, 2013 @ 8:01 pm

    What a beautiful bowl of food! I love vegetarian stir fried dishes.

  26. #
    Joanne — August 26, 2013 @ 8:51 pm

    I love talking about babies! (Don’t tell the.boy). And yes, they are EVERYWHERE. I would love to have this at a future baby shower of mine…or just, you know. For dinner.

  27. #
    Aggie — August 26, 2013 @ 9:18 pm

    Um can you bring this to me for dinner when my baby is born?! You know me well!! This looks amazing. I can’t thank you enough for the sweet surprise and words, love you friend!!

  28. #
    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — August 26, 2013 @ 9:55 pm

    I need a bowl of this right now. Seriously. It’s calling my name. Such a fun day this has been, celebrating Aggie and her little one!

  29. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — August 27, 2013 @ 3:59 pm

    Aww, how exciting and what a sweet gesture for Aggie! This stir fry looks scrumptious and perfect for celebrating this wonderful woman, mama and blogger friend! Yay!

  30. #
    Ashley - baker by nature — August 27, 2013 @ 4:00 pm

    These noodles look fabulous, Cassie! And yay for baby madness!

  31. #
    Roxana | Roxana's Home Baking — August 27, 2013 @ 6:54 pm

    I love noodles and this looks perfect for dinner! Yay for more babies! They make our lives more beautiful!

  32. #
    Courtney @ Neighborfood — August 27, 2013 @ 7:12 pm

    What a great, big, beautiful bowl of health this is! I adore udon noodles and savory/sweet sauces so girl, you’re speaking my language. Yay for babies!

  33. #
    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — August 27, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    This stir fry is gorgeous! Congrats Aggie!

  34. #
    Deborah — August 28, 2013 @ 12:24 pm

    I love this, Cassie! What a great way to celebrate Aggie. I wish I was at this baby shower in real life instead of virtually!

  35. #
    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — August 29, 2013 @ 12:34 am

    Awwww you girls are so sweet to do this. And this stir-fry looks so perfect for this hot summer weather we’ve been having!

  36. #
    Jessica - The Novice Chef — August 29, 2013 @ 8:40 pm

    The colors in this are so stunning! I love how healthy it is too!

  37. #
    leslie — August 30, 2013 @ 8:34 am

    Love this! A perfect shower food. Quick and easy and loaded with flavors!

  38. #
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — August 30, 2013 @ 8:42 pm

    This looks like such a great weeknight meal!

  39. #
    Nutmeg Nanny — September 4, 2013 @ 6:47 pm

    Oh wow, this stir-fry is incredible!! I love a good stir fry and this one is full of my favorites :)

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