To celebrate #nationalzucchiniday I am sharing some of my favorite recipes using zucchinis! This recipe was inspired by one off I found on Pinterest. The link for Jamie Cooks It Up’s recipe is below. I purchased all these ingredients from my local Price Rite.
⅓ c & 1 tbsp soy sauce (I like Kikkoman’s low sodium)
¾ c cold water
⅓ c brown sugar
1 tsp ground ginger
½ tsp garlic powder
1 ½ tbsp honey (local is best!)
1 tsp sesame oil (Kikkoman sells one)
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
2 carrots, cut into matchstick
A handful of sugar snap peas (frozen is fine)
A handful of asparagus, cut into small pieces
2 stalks of celery, cut
1 zucchini spiralized
1.5 lbs of london broil, or flank steak cut into thin slices
1 tbsp toasted sesame seed
Teriyaki Sauce Instructions:
Combine all of the Teriyaki sauce ingredients into a saucepan and make sure to whisk them so that they are blended together. Let the sauce simmer, while continuously mixing. It should start to thicken and become a nice glaze. Once it looks like this, remove from heat and set aside.
Stir Fry Preparation:
Wash all veggies using Norwex’s Fresh Produce Wash
Cut ends off zucchini, cut in half to make easier, and use OXO Spiralizer to make zoodles. I hate when my zoodles are soggy, so I place them into a colander and lightly salt them. Leave them set aside while you toast your sesame seeds.
Cut all veggies accordingly and place together in a large bowl.
OXO Good Grips 3-Blade Tabletop Spiralizer is my favorite. I have purchased several before this that just didn’t work (or broke). This one from OXO is great, it has 3 different blade settings that you can use to get different size and shapes for your veggies, and has this great suction cup on the bottom to stop the spiralizer from moving while you are using it.
Toasting Sesame Seeds:
Preheat frying pan, toss a small handful of sesame seeds into the dry, heated pan and allow them to brown slightly. It only takes a few minutes so keep a close eye on them! Remove from pan and place aside for later- you will use them as a garnish.
Stir Fry Instructions:
Using the same frying pan, preheat and add some olive oil to coat the surface. Once you see some heat rising from the oil, reduce heat and add your stir fry veggies, with the exception of the zoodles. Add salt and pepper to taste and allow to cook while stirring occasionally. If you notice your veggies are starting to stick to the pan, but still need more time cooking you can add a few tablespoons of water as needed. It will help give the veggies that boost! Once your veggies are almost done, add in your zoodles and cook until zoodles are tender. Remove from heat, and place all your veggies together into a large bowl.
Using the same pan, add your beef strips to cook. Flip and cook on both sides to your preference, or until they are no longer pink.
Once the beef is thoroughly cooked, add your veggies back into the skillet, pour your teriyaki glaze on top and mix well. I suggest only adding a little at a time to your preference. Top with toasted sesame seeds.
Once everything is heated, it is now time to serve your dish. Enjoy!
You can check out the recipe that inspired mine at Jamie Cooks It up!