At least once or twice by the middle of the week I find myself staring into my refrigerator contemplating on what I’m going to eat for dinner. Oh sure there’s leftovers in my fridge; it’s just that I spent the first two days of the week eating those leftovers, and I don’t feel like making it a third day.
This is when a beloved stir fry comes in handy. I always keep my fridge stocked with fresh vegetables and my pantry stocked with two of my essential food items, rice and pasta. Having these items means that I’m good to go when leftovers are off the table and making something elaborate for dinner is out of the question. Keeping your fridge stocked with a few fresh veggies, a protein (meat, seafood, or chicken), and your pantry stocked with rice or pasta means that there will always be a base to create something delicious.
A stir fry is the perfect thing to make when you’ve got a bunch of random ingredients in your kitchen and you don’t quite know what to do with them. It’s also great to make when you don’t have a lot of time. Essentially you throw everything into one pan and boom, you’ve got a meal! Sometimes I like to stray from the traditional way of serving stir fry with rice, and instead I serve it with spaghetti. Enjoy my Stir Fry Spaghetti with Shrimp recipe below! Happy eating!
2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
5 sweet mini- peppers, sliced into strips
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup of broccoli, cut into pieces
1/2 cup of shredded carrots
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 pound of shrimp, clean an deveined
1 teaspoon of ginger, grated or minced
1 teaspoon of sesame oil
1 teaspoon oyster sauce
2 teaspoons of soy sauce
1 teaspoon of black pepper
1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 package of spaghetti noodles
1. Prepare a pot with boiling water and cook the spaghetti until it is al dente.
2. Make sure you have prepped all of the veggies, slicing the bell peppers, dicing the onions, etc.
3. Heat a wok or a large skillet with vegetable oil over high heat, until the oil is almost smoking. Add the peppers, onions, carrots, and broccoli stirring consistently. Cook for 2 minutes then add your garlic, ginger, and shrimp. Add the garlic powder, cayenne pepper, black pepper and continue to cook for 1 minute.
4. Turn the heat on your wok down to medium-low heat and add the cooked pasta, sesame oil, soy sauce, and oyster sauce and toss everything together. Once combined your stir fry is complete. Bon appétit!