Growing up one of my favorite dinners to have was Chinese food. It was usually a special occasion that we ordered Chinese, so it wasn’t an indulgence that I had often. Bill is another lover of Chinese food, but his mom would frequently cook home made Chinese dinners for their family, so of course what he ate was a little healthier than ordering greasy Chinese from a restaurant. These days I cant stomach the idea of Chinese food, it’s right up there with drive through and pizza, yuck.
Although heavy sauces and vegetable oil fried Chinese food is not something that Bill and I are interested in, we do however enjoy a fresh home made stir fry, with mouth watering Asian flavors.
Every once in a blue moon Bill creates a masterpiece in the kitchen, just kidding! Yes, more often than not I’m the head chef, but the recipe is never complete without agreement on both parts. For this particular recipe, Bill took the lead, and created a delicious Asian stir fry using sesame oil and coconut aminos. The flavors were outstanding! The added shredded cabbage gives the facade of noodles being in the dish, but enhances the texture beautifully with subtle crunch.
- Chicken or beef
- 1/4 cup almonds, chopped
- 1/2 cup water chestnuts
- 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
- 1/2 cup shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and cut in half
- 1/4 cup celery, chopped
- 1 tablespoon minced Ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 cups broccoli
- 2 cups shredded cabbage
- Toasted sesame oil
- Coconut aminos
- Sesame seeds to garnish
- Clean all vegetables and trim fat from meat (if applicable).
- Cut broccoli, chicken and mushrooms into bite sized pieces.
- Thinly slice 2 cups of cabbage (about half the head of cabbage).
- Chop almonds, green onion, celery; mince garlic and ginger.
- Heat wok over high heat.
- Add sesame oil, swirl to coat bottom of wok, then add meat.
- Cook meat for 3-4 minutes, until mostly cooked.
- Add in broccoli, water chestnuts, celery and shiitake mushrooms; cook for 2 minutes
- Add in almonds, cabbage, ginger, green onion and garlic. Add a splash of coconut aminos (2-4 tbsp). Cook 2-3 minutes, until cabbage softens a little.
- Remove from heat, garnish with sesame seeds, and enjoy!
This was a simple stir fry with wonderful color, flavor, and texture. A perfect meal for lunch or dinner. I cannot wait to have Bill cook this one for me again. Delicious!