For dinner today, I decided to make an asparagus Asian-themed stir fry. I realized that since I've started blogging, I haven't made any sort of Asian food, which is strange, because when I first started cooking and making really simple dishes, I always made stir fry. Why? All you need is soy sauce, and it tastes great.
But I've grown as a chef (heh) since then, so this stir fry involves a bit more (ingredient-wise as well as taste-wise!).
First I scrambled two eggs.
Then I prepared another skillet with a few teaspoons of coconut oil, garlic, and green chilies.
I threw in lots of asparagus, red bell pepper, and mushrooms.
Look familiar? Hint: Grilled Vegetable Medley!
Then I added some frozen peas and fresh spinach. And then the egg.
Here comes the fun part--spicing it up! (As usual, all of this is completely arbitrary in terms of amounts). First I added rice vinegar. Then, because I just happened to have a can of it, I added some coconut milk. Since it has such a strong flavor, I added only a few tablespoons. Then I added (low sodium) soy sauce and black pepper. I stirred it around, and then covered it for about 2 minutes while on medium heat. When I uncovered it, I seriously thought I smelled Thai food. YUM!!!
This with a side of my spiciest chili paste made a nice complete meal!
I could have eaten it with some brown rice, but I wasn't feeling it. Plus it was delicious on its own!