Sunday, January 20, 2008

Stir Fry Sunday

Today we were in the mood for stir fry. Not the take out kind, but the kind you can do oh, so much better at home.

The only hard part about stir fry is chopping all the ingredients, but if you combine it with a great show on TV, the time just flies by. Our televisual feast this morning was a viewing of "Dirty Harry" with Clint Eastwood. What a great film. Campy, to say the least and I can remember all those really, big, gas hog cars! I think we had a Chevy Caprice years ago, the same model as the Crown Victoria, which all the cops used. A real tough ride. Oh, the testosterone flows today. In the words of Inspector Callahan "Go ahead, make my day"!

Anyway, on to the stir fry. First I took two chicken breasts and sliced them very thin. Put them in a bowl and added soy sauce, white wine, minced garlic and ginger, sesame oil, fish sauce, red pepper flakes and ground black pepper. Stir and set aside in the fridge to marinate. Next chop all your favorite veggies. We like carrots, celery, onions, green and red pepper, broccoli and cabbage, all diced to about the same size. Put these all on a pizza pan and then chop green onions and fresh cilantro and put them on a separate plate, as these will be added just before serving.

Add canola oil to a large skillet and stir fry the veggies until they are just crisp tender. Remove to the pizza pan. Add another bit of canola oil and stir fry chicken til cooked through. Add the veggies and stir fry til hot. Add a bit of Stir Fry Sauce (Szechuan, if you like it more firey) and heat through. Add green onions and cilantro and serve. Ymmmm.

Our daily loaf today was Deli Rye. I made two loaves. One for us and one for a friend who also appreciates a good, seeded rye. I seem to remember we picked up pastrami and sauerkraut yesterday at the store. I feel Rueben sandwiches coming on for dinner tomorrow

Life is good. And, the house smells great!


Laura said...

Wow, that looks great! And fresh bread too! Yummy. My mom used to make fresh bread all the time. Now you've made me want to make some too..

Jen said...

I love reading your blog! I envy you, you sound like you have a nice cozy life, and as someone who was lucky enough to spend a few summers in Port Clyde, I know how incredibly beautiful the countryside can be!

Susie said...

Your food posts always looks so tempting! Stir fry is soomething we also enjoy, but for some reason we don't have it too often.

Kerri said...

May I come and eat at your house please? I love stir fry, but Ross is a meat and veggies kind of guy...plain fare! I make it for myself sometimes and give him a burger.
Yours sounds delicious. And the bread....well, I'm salivating here....again. :)
Jasmine doesn't dig in the pots, luckily. She's knocked one down occasionally though. Thanks for the prize, but you can't see all the dead leaves...only the good sides of the geraniums :)

Zoey said...

look at those beautiful loaves of bread. A bakery has nothing over you, Giddy!

The stirfry looks great, too. Last week must have been "stirfry week"--I made two of them myself.