Recipe by Vino Girl
A lot of flavors going on in this one! I made this for dinner last night, and since my husband is STILL saying, "That was a good meal!" I figured I should get it written down and posted, both to share and to remember what I did. This will make your mouth tingle, so reduce the chili garlic sauce if you don't like it as spicy. I am sure you could easily use whatever vegetables you want, and you could replace the mushrooms with some sort of meat. I used a nonstick stir fry pan and very little oil, so if your pan or wok is not nonstick, you may need more. This cooks up fast once you get going, so make sure you have everything ready before you turn the stove on. Serve with hot cooked rice or Chinese noodles.
Top Review by John B.
Whoa! Mouth is burning as I type this. Next time I will cut the garlic chili sauce in half, and also go halvsies on the star of anise. Add chopped cashews, cilantro and a squeeze of lime to your toppings and BAM! Delicious! This was very spicy and pungent though. I love spicy but the GF not so much so I grubbed down while she slowly picked. YUM!
- 1 cup portabella mushroom, sliced (or 2-3 small caps)
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil, divided (more as needed)
- 2 teaspoons Chinese five spice powder
- 2 tablespoons light soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons chinese chili-garlic sauce
- 1 teaspoon hoisin sauce
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon ginger, minced
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- 2 cups broccoli florets
- 5 asparagus spears, cut in one inch pieces
- 1 cup red bell pepper, sliced
- 1⁄4 cup green onion, sliced (or chopped red onion)
- 1⁄4 cup mung bean sprouts, fresh
- cooking spray
Directions See How It's Made
- In a small bowl, combine 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil, the five-spice powder, and the mushrooms; toss together and allow to marinate for 10 minutes.
- Whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, chili garlic sauce, hoisin sauce, garlic, ginger, cornstarch, 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil, and sesame seeds; set aside.
- Spray pan or wok with cooking spray and heat to medium-high heat (add a little oil, too, if you pan is not nonstick) and add mushrooms.
- Stirring constantly, cook for about 2 minutes; remove mushrooms from pan.
- Place broccoli, asparagus, and red pepper in the pan and stir fry for about 3 minutes, or until tender-crisp (stir constantly).
- Add sauce mixture to the pan, stirring until the sauce thickens; this should take, at most, one minute.
- Add the green onion and sprouts and serve.