Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu, & Mixed Veggies

A classic stir fry is a great, simple, no-muss-no-fuss weeknight dinner staple. It’s easy to adapt for dietary restrictions, tricks kids into eating veggies, and is ready in a flash. The only problem?

It gets boring.

Which is why my Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies is a great way to get out of your stir fry rut.P1160229

A veggie-heavy and pan-cooked version of the deep fried original, this zingy dish is loaded with protein and fibre– plus it makes a mean left-over lunch at the office.

Kung Pow Shrimp, Tofu & Mixed Veggies
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil
  2. 1 white onion, diced
  3. 2 cloves of garlic, diced
  4. 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  5. 1 tsp apple cider vinegar (red wine vinegar works, too)
  6. Juice of two oranges
  7. 1 tsp cornstarch
  8. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  9. 1 green bell pepper, diced
  10. 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  11. 1/2 scotch bonnet pepper, diced (omit if you don't like it reeeaally spicy!)
  12. 2 portobello mushrooms, cut in chunks
  13. 1 head of broccoli
  14. 1 lb white shrimp, deshelled
  15. 1 package extra firm tofu, diced
  16. Green onions, diced (optional)
  17. 1/2 cup unsalted cashews (optional)
Instructions
  1. In a wok or large skillet, heat your sesame oil on medium heat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Add your white onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, occasionally stirring to avoid burning.
  3. Add garlic, cook for about 40-50 seconds.
  4. Add soy sauce, vinegar, orange juice, and cornstarch. Whisk until smooth.
  5. Add your solids! This means shrimp, tofu, cashews, broccoli, mushrooms, & peppers.
  6. Cook on medium heat for at least 8-10 minutes, or until shrimp are thoroughly pink.
  7. Serve on a bed of wild rice.
Notes
  1. If you don't want your stir fry spicy at all, omit both the jalapeno pepper and the scotch bonnet pepper.
  2. If the contents of the wok become too dry while cooking, add a bit of water.
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Try this spicy, clean, & lean dinner for your next Meatless Monday dinner!

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