Our CSA has ended for the year, and that makes me sad. It has actually been a bit of an adjustment for me because I got out of the habit of grocery shopping every week. I was enjoying getting a nice big box of fresh, organic veggies each week! Unfortunately, I’m not great about canning, and I have limited freezer space, so I am back to shopping at the grocery store (or market, when I have a chance since it’s almost 45 minutes away).
At first, when the CSA ended, I discovered that we were just eating less vegetables, because I hadn’t started shopping yet. I can’t keep that up all winter, though… especially around the holidays! I need to eat well as often as I can to make up for all of the cookies and baked goods I’ll be baking (and inevitably eating). So, last week, I started making a conscious effort to stock up on veggies at the store. Snow peas (and snap peas) are one of my favorites, so I decided to pick up some of them for a stir fry. It was just what I needed to get back on track!
Chicken and Snow Peas Stir Fry
(Adapted from Mongolian Beef, Cooking Light December 2009)
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken tenders, cut into thin strips
- 1-2 tablespoons ginger, minced
- 2 large cloves garlic, minced
- 6 ounces snow peas, trimmed
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- Rice noodles
Prepare rice noodles according to the package directions.
Combine the soy sauce, corn starch, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, rice vinegar, and chili garlic paste in a small bowl. Whisk until smooth.
Heat oil a large skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken, ginger, and garlic, and stir fry until the chicken is cooked through. Add the snow peas and sliced onion, and continue to stir fry until the vegetables are slightly tender.
Add the sauce to the skillet and continue to cook for a minute or two, until slightly thickened.
Serve immediately over rice noodles, topped with thinly sliced green onions.
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