5 Minute Spicy Teriyaki Greens
I know you know THIS drill...you're shattered from a hard day's work, it's freezing and you're famished. The last thing you want to do when you get home is to spend 2 hours of your life cooking 'something nice'. Stop, chill, I've got this. It may be fast but it also packs a lot of flavour, is nutrient rich and you can even eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
Ok, there's a lot of bull poop flying around the internet about superfood, I admit it, there is actually not a shred of evidence to suggest that any food has any form of super power, HOWEVER, there are a lot of ingredients out there which are hugely beneficial to your health, and a few of them have been selected for this dish due to their immune-boosting qualities, high protein content and down right tastiness (technical term).
I'm getting on with it now, I promise...
Ingredients for 2 people
Greens of choice - (you can buy the stir fry veg already cut up to save you chopping later if you wish to speed things up)
I used: 1/2 head of savoy cabbage
A small package of tender stem broccoli
Coconut oil for frying
Half a white onion
Half of a fennel bulb
2 cloves of garlic (as fresh as possible)
A thumb sized nub of ginger
Lentil shoots (you can use pea shoots or actual peas too)
1/2 of a large chilli (or a whole one if you're testing yourself)
4 Spring onions
1 tablespoon of Teriyaki Sauce, plus extra to taste - I use the Kikkoman brand
Salt flakes and black pepper to season
- Chop all of the greens, fennel, garlic and onion- making sure there are no large chunks and everything is relatively the same size so they cook evenly, leave the broccoli whole.
- Add a dessert spoon amount of the coconut oil to a hot wok or frying pan
- Add the garlic and begin to brown
- Shortly after add in the onions
- Next up add the greens and fennel and keep the mixture moving
- When the cabbage is warm add the teriyaki sauce to cover the ingredients lightly and evenly - do not over do this as the greens will become mushy
- Add in the lentil shoots, ginger, spring onions and chilli
- Season with a little salt and black pepper and plate it up while it's hot and enjoy!
- Sprinkle over some fresh lentil shoots for crunch
Simple! This dish is a firm favourite of mine, especially when I am in a hurry to eat. Another great addition is to blend up some fresh mango and drizzle it over the whole dish, this is great in the summer, mango and chilli are a very good combo!
Thanks again for visiting, and I hope you enjoy trying this quick and easy recipe! Don't forget to comment below and if you give this recipe (or any other) a try, post it to instagram and tag me in for a shout out - @lifebymslewis