Pac Choi Stir Fry
  • Cooking Time: 15
  • Servings: 4
  • Preparation Time: 15
  • 3 Tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons rice vinegar (or a bit more or less- according to taste)
  • 2 teaspoon fresh lime juice, plus extra lime slices for serving
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 small garlic clove (or garlic scape), minced
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 Tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 8 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stems removed, sliced (optional)
  • 1 head broccoli, florets chopped, stems peeled & diced
  • 1/4 onion, peeled and chopped (or 2 green onions, chopped)
  • 1 Pac Choi (or 2 small Bok Choy), sliced vertically into quarters
  • 1-2 sweet peppers, seeded and chopped lengthwise and then cut in half to have long strips
  • 1-2 carrots, julienned
  • 1-2 white turnips (rabioles), julienned
  • ½ cup frozen edamame (optional)
  • 8 ounces soba noodles or asian noodles of your choice (you can also make it on pasta for a more fusion-food feel or if that is what you have handy)
  • 4 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Sambal or sriracha, for serving
  • A bit more lime, cut in quarters
  1. MAKE THE SAUCE: Stir together the tamari, rice vinegar, lime juice, maple syrup, ginger, garlic, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  2. MAKE THE PASTA: In a pot of salted boiling water, cook the noodles according to the package directions until al dente. Drain, rinse and set aside (or leave them in cold water or toss with a little oil to prevent clumping).
  3. MAKE THE STIR FRY: Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shiitake mushrooms (if using) and broccoli, stir to coat then let cook 1 to 2 minutes until the mushrooms begin to soften and the broccoli begins to brown. Give the pan a good shake and stir, then add the onions, Pac Choi, sweet pepper and edamame. Cook, stirring occasionally for another 2 minutes, until the pac choi and broccoli are tender but still vibrant.
  4. Add the carrots and white turnips (if using), noodles and toss. Add the sauce, toss again. Add a squeeze of lime. Taste and adjust seasonings. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve with extra lime slices and sambal or sriracha on the side (optional).
FEATURING: Kale, broccoli, onion, pac choi (or other leafy green), sweet peppers, carrots, and white turnips. A beautiful sweet & tangy stir fry only sightly tweaked from Love & Lemons: You can also make it with your favorite teriyaki or peanut sauce to change things up!