Sweet & Sour Vegetarian Stir-Fry

January 6, 2014


Author Notes: What’s your go-to dish when you want to make a meal using just one pot? Truth be told, there aren’t many one pot meals in my household. Culinary school taught me a lot of things, but primarily, how to dirty up a lot of dishes, and quickly. For most of the second-year classes at my school, a team of dishwashers did our dishes. This was far too easy to get used to. At home, my husband washes all of my dishes. #husbandoftheyear.

When I think of one-pot meals, I immediately reach for my wok. It’s been a faithful friend in times of produce overabundance. It also reliably produces a very fast meal, and it’s simple to make little more than a huge pile of veggies taste great.
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Serves: 2

Ingredients

Sweet & Sour Sauce

  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground fresh ginger

Stir-Fry

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 6 button mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 1 carrot, thinly sliced diagonally
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper, seeded and thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 8 ounces tofu fettucine, rinsed well
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh pineapple
  • Black sesame seeds, for garnish
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Make Sweet & Sour Sauce: In small bowl, whisk together all ingredients until smooth. Set aside.
  2. Make Stir-Fry: In large skillet or wok, heat oil over medium-high heat until very hot. Add mushrooms, carrot, red pepper and jalapeño. Cook 3 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender-crisp, stirring frequently.
  3. Add onions, fettuccine, pineapple and Sweet & Sour Sauce. Bring to boil, then reduce heat to medium. Cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens and noodles are warmed through, stirring frequently.
  4. Serve garnished with sesame seeds.

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