Saturday Stir-Fry

When we have the time, our Saturday evening tradition has become cleaning all our fresh veggies, while making a stir fry that uses as many of those vegetables as possible.  Tonight, I blanched and shocked all our green beans and some kale.  I sliced carrots (still leftover from last week) and zucchini into thin strips and blanched them briefly as well.  Finally, tomato-basil pasta went into the boiling water, while I turned my attention to the frying pan.

Onion and garlic sauteed in olive oil.  I added a big handful of fresh basil and the tomato, some coarse salt and freshly ground pepper, as well as a generous splash of the veggie broth I made last week.  (Somehow I will use it all up!)  Once that had reduced a bit, I tossed in all of the veggies and the pasta.  It’s summer on a plate – or in this picture, in a pan:

That’s 6 CSA veggies in one delicious dish.  And while it cooked, I managed to get the peas shelled too.  Is everyone else as excited as I am that there were still peas in this week’s box?  And the green beans and tomatoes have started!  And I can smell stargazer lilies while I sit here in the living room typing.  What a great mid-July evening; life doesn’t get much better.


3 thoughts on “Saturday Stir-Fry

  1. Carolyn Galizio

    That is one beautiful dish! I was so excited about our CSA box this week too, but with the Harry Potter day and the garage sale, we will not do any cooking until tomorrow! We did buy the tomato basil pasta also, so we may make the same dish!

  2. jeffchild

    It was great. I’m thinking I’m totally hooked on fresh produce and veggies. There’s nothing a stir fry this way with all of the great stuff from our CSA box.


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