Thursday, December 16, 2010

"Sakana" Veggies

We have a hibachi-style restaurant here that I LOVE, but who wants to pay upwards of $25 a plate? Instead, I trial-and-errored my way to perfecting the veggies that they do on the grill there. Here they are!

Sakana-style Stir-Fried Vegetables

1 large onion, sliced

2 zucchini, sliced length-wise and then into thick strips

2 carrots, sliced

1 cup broccoli florets

1 1/2 cups button mushrooms, cut into quarters

1 tsp sesame seeds

2 TBSP butter

garlic powder (to taste)

tsp salt (to taste)

soy sauce (to taste)

1) Heat a wok with the butter until it is bubbly and hot, then add the veggies and stir-fry until desired tenderness (I like mine to stay a bit crunchy, so about 4-5 minutes).

2) Season with salt and garlic powder (start with about 1/2 tsp and then add more if you want more)

3) sprinkle with soy sauce and sesame seeds and serve. It is great with either steamed white rice or fried rice.