Broccoli Stir-fry with Special Sauce
A delicious vegetarian dinner for #MeatlessMonday or #FoodieFryday, a favorite in my house especially when served with Fried Bananas on the side! You could also leave out the Fried Bananas & just serve this as a vegetable side dish with meat, chicken or seafood.
For the Special Sauce:
1 Tblsp pomegranate molasses (see Tip# 1)
1 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp sherry cooking wine
1/2 tsp organic cane sugar
1/4 tsp water
1/4 tsp sesame seed oil
1/8 tsp ground ginger
Optional for spicy heat: 1/8 tsp Sriracha sauce
Cooked Jasmine Rice for serving – 1 cup per person
For the Stir-fry:
2 cups bite-sized broccoli florets
2/3 of a red bell pepper, seeded & cut into short strips
2 – 1/2′ thick slices of red onion, cut into half moons, separate layers & cut larger pieces in half
1 Tblsp House of Tsang Stir-Fry Oil (see Tip# 2)
Optional for garnishing: crumbled goat cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts (see recipe in Fruit & Nuts category)
Fried Bananas (pomegranate version) for serving (see recipe in the Fruit & Nuts category)
1. Add the Special Sauce ingredients to a small bowl & whisk till completely combined. Cover & refrigerate 3 hours or overnight to allow the ingredients to marry. Re-whisk before using.
2. Cook Jasmine Rice & set aside till ready to serve (see recipe in Rice & Grains category).
3. Heat a wok or large cast iron skillet on high for about 2 minutes, till it’s very hot.
4. Add oil, reduce heat to med-high & immediately add vegetables.
5. Stir-fry 4 to 6 minutes till crisp-tender & showing some char.
6. Remove from heat & stir in the Special Sauce till well coated.
7. Add 1 cup rice to each serving plate & make a well in the center. Top with cooked veggies.
8. Garnish with goat cheese & Toasted Pine Nuts (if using) & serve with Fried Bananas (pomegranate version) on the side.
Tips & Suggestions
1. If you can’t find pomegranate molasses locally, you can order pomegranate molasses syrup online from Amazon.com.
2. You can find House of Tsang Stir-Fry Oil in most supermarkets in the International/Asian food section. If you can’t find that brand, use another garlic infused, high-heat oil.