Pacific Rim Influenced Stir-Fry
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When I graduated college in 2006 my sister and her then boyfriend gave me Better Homes and Gardens Easy Everyday Cooking Cookbook – probably so I wouldn’t have an excuse not to cook for my fiance (didn’t work). The cookbook got packed into a box from Ohio and made it’s way to Georgia. Once it was finally unpacked it sat on the shelf for a little over 3 years until I finally cracked it open once I was officially a stay-at-home mom.
I am horrible at following recipes out of cookbooks because I NEVER have all of the ingredients needed. So I usually just make up whatever I cook…and it may taste different each time because I typically do not measure. The recipe I’m about to share has been made probably 15 times, each time varying in taste. I have never once been able to follow the recipe 100%. However, this is the closest I have come. (*I have never made it with chicken though like the recipe calls for – because I just don’t really like chicken which Lover Boy forgives me for!)
This is my version of the recipe:
1/2 pkg of Angel Hair pasta
1/2c chicken stock
2 tbs soy sauce
2 tbs cornstarch
1/2 tsp of ground red pepper (better if you use crushed red pepper but I didn’t have any)
1/2 tsp turmeric
black pepper to taste
1tbs cooking oil
1 bag frozen veggies
1/2 c cashews
Sauce – combine chicken stock, basil, soy sauce, cornstarch, red pepper and turmeric – warm in a small sauce pan. Set aside.
Noodles – cook noodles or rice
Veggies – heat EVOO. Add veggies. Cook til slightly brown. Add cashews. Add sauce.
Serve over noodles and top with sesame seeds. Enjoy!
Please let me know if you give this recipe a try! I love to hear your comments!