Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
I was feeling creative last night...needed a veggie side dish and this is what I came up with. DH insisted I need to post this since he knows I'll never write it down, hence he'll never get to have it again otherwise!
- 2 stalks broccoli, washed and peeled
- 1 large sweet red pepper, cleaned and seeded
- 1 cup roasted peanuts
- 3 tablespoons peanut oil
- Cut broccoli and red pepper into pieces about 1" square (individual florettes for broccoli).
- Use medium heat throughout.
- In Wok or stir-fry pan, heat peanut oil and toast peanuts until golden and fragrant.
- Remove peanuts and set aside.
- Add broccoli and stir-fry approximately 5 minutes.
- Add sweet red pepper.
- Continue stir-frying until broccoli and pepper reach desired doneness.
- Add peanuts back into pan, toss and reheat if necessary.
- Pour into serving dish and serve immediately.
- Season as desired.
My partner made something based on this recipe tonight. He added chili powder, ginger, and sweetened dry coconut based on Veggiequeen's suggestion, and we also put in a small zucchini we had. We ate it with whole wheat fettuccine, as we often do with stir-fry. We both really liked it--it's mild and the flavors really play well together. I'm going to make him fix it again.
I have made this before and found it quick, easy and healthy (I reduced the peanuts to the recommended daily serving - a couple of tablespoons per person). I also tossed through sesame oil a minute before serving. I think the trick is not to cook the veg too long - just enough so the sweetness of the pepper begins to come out. I also created an alternative version: ginger, chilli & coconut (to serve as a vegetarian main): after cooking the peanuts and setting aside, I fried a tablespoon of minced ginger, added the broccoli & pepper, then also added chilli flakes and dried coconut flakes (not desiccated). A quick and easy dish with opportunity for experimentation. Thanks Cindy.
Gorgeous dish! The colors were so vibrant. I added a teaspoon of sesame oil to this, simply because I like the taste of it. Toasting the peanuts really made their flavor stand out, but in a good way. This couldn't have been easier to make, pretty much just toss it all together, but it's beautiful enough that I would serve it to guests. I will definitely make this again. Thanks! :)