Honey Garlic Pepper Stir Fry | Dairy Farmers of Manitoba

Honey Garlic Sweet Pepper Stir Fry

PREP TIME

15 min.

COOK TIME

15 min.

Serving Size

4 servings

Stir fry recipes are the perfect stand-by for nights when you’re short on time and energy. This one takes the flavours of a take-out classic and boosts the nutrition by adding milk and colourful sweet peppers. Serve over rice or noodles.

Ingredients

  • 4 Tbsp (60 mL) butter, divided
  • 1/2 pkg (175 g) extra firm tofu, cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) grated ginger
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) soy sauce
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • 3 Tbsp (45 mL) cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup (75 mL) soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) liquid honey
  • 1 cut red, yellow, and orange pepper into thin strips
  • 1 cup (250 mL) snow peas
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) rice vinegar
  • hot pepper sauce, to taste (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) unsalted cashews (optional)

Directions

1. In a bowl, whisk a little of the milk into the cornstarch to make a smooth paste. Whisk in remaining milk, soy sauce and honey and set aside.

2. Heat a small frying pan over med-high heat. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter and melt and swirl to coat the pan. Add tofu, garlic, ginger, and soy sauce.  Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Heat a large frying pan over med-high heat. Add 2 tbsp (30 mL) butter and melt and swirl to coat the pan. Add peppers and stir fry for 5 minutes, or until tender. Add snow peas, garlic, and tofu. Reduce heat to medium.

4. Whisk milk mixture and pour into pan. Cook, stirring, for about 5 minutes or until sauce is thickened. Stir in vinegar and hot pepper sauce to taste (if using). Add cashews – mix into the stir fry or use as a garnish. Serve over rice or noodles.

 

Recipe is adapted from Dairy Farmers of Canada, www.dairygoodness.ca.

Tips

  • Tofu can be replaced with chicken, pork, beef, or shrimp. Cube meat or remove tails from shrimp. Heat a medium frying pan over med-high heat. Add 2 tbsp of butter, melt, and swirl to coat the pan. Add meat or shrimp to the hot pan, along with favourite seasoning (e.g., seasoning mix, garlic, and salt & pepper) and heat until cooked through.