2 T Classic Olive oil + ½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
(Say “No!” to EVOO!!If I want fruity, I’ll eat a salad J)
(1pkg)Boudreaux’s brand crawfish tail meat 12oz
½ each red, orange, and yellow bell pepper (julienned/cut into ¼ in strips)
½ pkg. baby portabella mushrooms (1/4 in slice)
12 each green onions (1/4 in bias cut/diagonal cut)
2 Cups broccoli florets (bite size)
(Feel free to use Kikkoman’s stir fry sauce in place of homemade; it can be a bit easier.)
½ tsp. toasted sesame oil
2 cups prepared chicken stock (I like the convenience of Better than Bouillon’s brand chicken base)
¼ cup Kikkoman’s soy sauce
1 T Fresh grated ginger
2 T Minced garlic (Spice World prepared is great)
¼ – ½ tsp. chili sauce (I like sriacha)
2-3 T. Cornstarch dissolved in as little water as possible
Heat electric skillet to medium high, when it’s good and hot add both your olive oil and sesame oil. Next add your broccoli florets, cooking them until they start to change to a brighter green 2-3 min. The bell pepper strips will follow, again cooking for an additional minute. Last are your baby portabellas. You don’t want to overcook your vegetables, unless you like them that way. Me, I’m not a player. When these have combined and are cooked “al dente” or semi crispy, remove them immediately to a paper plate/bowl, gently wipe your skillet out with a paper towel and continue on to the sauce.
If you’re using the prepared sauce, add the crawfish meat and the green onions to the vegetables still in the skillet, and enough sauce to coat evenly. Warm crawfish meat through, keeping in mind it’s already cooked. It’s ready as soon as it’s warm, serve it over any flavor prepared rice that you like. I prefer the easy 90 sec microwave Uncle Ben’s Wild & Brown Rice blend. It’s tasty and a healthier alternative.
If you’re preparing the sauce, add the prepared chicken stock to the fresh clean skillet, add the sesame oil, ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and chili sauce. Bring to a boil, and add the cornstarch slurry. As it bubbles, add your vegetables, crawfish meat, and green onions. Heat through, as mentioned above, and serve over rice.
I think it’s a great dish, not too complicated, and an awesome healthier alternative to some of the crap truckers like us are subjected to every day. I just got really tired of paying for food that just wasn’t “IT”. Until next time, eat well, laugh often, be free, and be you. ♠