If you had to live off one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would you pick? I go back & forth between Italian and Japanese but lately I’ve been leaning more towards the latter. As much as I love pizza, life without sushi just sounds wrong. Over the last 2 weeks, I’ve been getting my Japanese fix at home courtesy of Kikkoman Teriyaki Marinade:
Although bottled sauces tend to be loaded with sodium, I prefer to consider my meal as whole. So long as the rest of the ingredients pack in nutrition, a small serving of store-bought teriyaki sauce is the least of my concerns. Fortunately even just a tablespoon or 2 is enough to transform a stir-fry. I initially hesitated posting about this meal given how easy it is. Then again, I decided to go back to the roots of my blog: To illustrate that healthy eating need not require extensive culinary skill, prep work or time…oh and that it can taste freakin’ delicious!
Between your choice of protein & sides, this meal is totally customizable. I usually alternate between tofu & chicken as my protein sources, but I bet salmon & prawns would taste fab too. To round up the meal, I prefer to serve it with a side of brown rice or quinoa. Because teriyaki sauce is so flavorful, I am almost certain that veggie-haters would love this dish too.
Teriyaki Stir Fry– serves 1
- 120g chicken breast, cut into strips (or tofu cubes 2 la)
- 2 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
- 1/2 cup sliced peppers
- 1/2 cup broccoli florets
- 2 tablespoons sliced onions
- 1 tablespoon sliced scallions
- 2 tablespoons teriyaki marinade
- Heat 2 large skillets over high heat for 2 minutes.
- In one skillet, add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and cook the chicken (or tofu) for 5 minutes or until no longer pink in the center.
- In another skillet, add 1 teaspoon of sesame oil and the vegetables. Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently until the veggies begin to soften.
- Add the vegetables to the skillet with the chicken, and add the teriyaki glaze, and stir well.
- Reduce heat to simmer and cook for another 1-2 minutes.
- Serve hot with your choice of sides
And if you want to be over-ambitious with your veggie intake, serve it with a side of steamed pak choy or spinach. Adding a drizzle of sesame oil & soy sauce is enough to add some pizzazz to your greens :). Now can you see why I ate a variation of the above for dinner 4 times last week??
Ending this post with the same way I started it:
If you had to live off one cuisine for the rest of your life, what would you pick?