Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It was in the fridge, so...

Chicken, shrimp, Mexican squash, onions, carrots, celery, garlic...
Hmmmm....what to do, what to do. How 'bout a stir-fry? Works for me!!

Here is how I get things going. I marinate or season the meats first. Cut up all my veggies...

I sauteed the veggies first - in some olive oil.

Then I added something small that has big flavor...can you see it? Sesame seeds! I also added a little bit of sesame oil for taste and soy sauce. Then I put my veggies to the side...

Now it's time to cook the chicken. Make sure it's cooked all the way through, but not over-cooked. The house is really smelling great! Add to the veggies and toss.

This shrimp happened to be cooked already, but I still cooked it up in a little butter (for flavor)... I kept the shrimp separate because one of my awesome kiddos has a slight shell fish allergy.

Here's the final product. SO good. I would have taken off the tails if I thought about it sooner, but it wasn't too much of a hassle. I also wish I had some mushrooms in there... but anyhow. It was awesome. Everybody from the 3 year old to the 14 year old loved it.
I had some cauliflower too that I thought I was going to use, but needed a little more inspiration. My kids love it mashed like potatoes and of course we've steamed it - but what else? Any ideas that YOU have tried? Post in the comments or message me! Thanks!!




3 comments:

Lea said...

Sherry this looks really good! I love stir fry! What do you season the meat with? I would probably pour abunch of terriyaki over the top. Would that ruin it?

MidniteScrapper said...

Lea...My "go to" seasonings are always fresh garlic (powder if I don't have it fresh) Mrs. Dash original blend and Lawry's Season Salt. You could definitely do a teriyaki sauce instead...wouldn't ruin it. Of course you can do any kind of meat/veggies too. =) You'd probably like to serve it with some rice or noodles. Yum!

Anonymous Fat Girl said...

Oh my, how I love me some stir fry! One of my favs. This looks fab!