Thursday, March 5, 2009

CEiMB - Sesame Stir-Fried Chinese Greens

This was another easy and delicious recipe from Ellie Krieger! It was chosen just for us by Joanne of Apple Crumbles. I have been trying to eat more greens recently and this one gave me the chance to try a new one to boot!

The recipe couldn't have been easier unless Ellie came to my house and cooked it for me:  Cut up the greens (I used Napa cabbage), saute in a little canola oil, add soy sauce, rice vinegar and sesame oil. Serve. 

It looked uninspiring in the pan...

And even in the bowl it was feeling a little shy...

I tasted it and it was good, but I felt it needed a nudge to greatness, so I added garlic powder, crushed red pepper flakes and roasted salted peanuts. That's when it stood up and said "Eat me for dinner."

So I did.

This wonderful recipe would work with mustard greens, escarole, and bok choy. And many others, for sure. If you'd like the recipe, you can find it over at Joanne's, or here.

Just a casual poll...does anyone else look at their close up stove shots and go "Geesh, I really need to clean this thing!?" It looks like I salt my cooktop pretty liberally, the food, not so much.

Please come back next week (no promises on a cleaner cooktop) for Fish Tacos with Chipotle Cream, hosted by one of my bloggie faves, Sara of imafoodblog.


Anonymous said...

I was wondering about the napa cabbage. Glad that worked. I love bok choy so had to use it.
You're right about it not being too appealing in the pan. But it did taste good. Thanks for cookin' along!

Sara said...

Yum, I like your additions. Peanuts is such a good idea!

Peggy said...

Peanuts is a good idea. Mine just "needed" something. But I'm glad I tried it! Yours looks good and I think napa cabbage was a good choice.

Pamela said...

Oh, boy! Peanuts were a fabulous idea! I am always trying not to get my stove or cook-top in the pictures, because it doesn't photograph as clean as I think it is! :o) Nice job on the stir fry.

TourGuideJenn said...

After your question I scrolled back up to look at the pictures, and it looks clean and beautiful to me. Maybe I'm still so jealous of the beautiful tile you have in your kitchen that I don't notice anything else.

For me, I'm always worried about what is going to show up in the background of my pictures, leading others to quesitons like "why does she have all the junk piled up behind that pretty dessert???". ;-)