Food.com (formerly Recipezaar) has become a goldmine of amazing recipes for me – the fussiest home cook on the planet. Even if everyone at the table is raving about a dish I’m still all “well it could do with some more garlic”, “it’s nice, but it’s not great” and “wow. what was I thinking?”… in other words, Captain Critical.
But that’s because I love food, and I love food that has amazing flavour. I’m not about mediocre or “delicate”. I want something that punches me in the face and pops up cheerily saying “HA! weren’t expecting that now, were you?”
And that’s what I find on Food.com. I’ve never (repeat, never) been let down by any recipe I’ve ever tried. And that is precisely where I found this little darling.
It is full of flavour, and full of veggies – two of my favourite things. Oh and coriander. Which I adore, but if you hate it (it seems to be quite polarising) you can very well do without. In fact, I forgot it last night, along with the basil, but remembered after a few bites, and it was just as delicious without. Baby brain… my go-to excuse for everything.
- 2 medium zucchini, sliced
- 2 cups chopped mushrooms
- 1/2 cup slivered carrot
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
- 1/4 cup chopped coriander
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1/2 lime, juiced (if using lemon, add another spoonful of sugar… brown is nice)
- 1/2 tablespoon minced ginger
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 tablespoon sambal oelek chili paste (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon cornflour
- 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil