Marinated beef strips stir-fried with mandarin juice and mandarin segments, bok choy and snow peas. Looks and tastes great. And being low in fat and cholesterol, it's very healthy! The preparation time does not include the time for marinading the meat: several hours or preferably overnight.
This is a wonderful side dish for an Asian style entree. Bok choy has a wonderful, crisp texture that is reminiscent of celery. You can easily add shrimp or chicken to make a main dish, but I recommend doubling the sauce if you do so. Simple and yummy:)
I've made this a few times now and it's always quick and surprisingly satisfying for a reduced-fat entree. I keep frozen cooked shrimp on hand as a staple for a last-minute but gourmet dinner. They defrost in a matter of minutes, so I don't take them out of my freezer until I'm ready to start cooking. I put the shrimp in a colander, run tepid water over them for a minute or so, and after they sit about five minutes, I can pull the tail shell off, and they're ready to heat up! Serve over pasta or rice.
If you are not familiar with fennel it has a refreshing licorice taste and this combined with onions & mushrooms is really tasty -Nice to have a some new options for veggies on your dinner menu especially one like this bold, colorful, crunchy dish
From BHG's New Dieter's Cookbook. Per serving: 293 calories, 6 g fat, 0 mg cholesterol, 49 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 14 g protein. Touted as a meatless main dish but without the rice, it would make a nice side dish.