The Challenge: A “Thai” side dish, featuring vegetables and using a porcelain coated wok.
Since this is a side dish, I wanted to keep things simple, but still wanted to create a dish that added a lot of impact to a meal. This quick vegetable stir-fry definitely fits that bill.
From the crispness of the bell peppers to the softness of the mango to the crunch of the cashews, this dish not only has a lot of textures, but adds so much colour to a meal as well. This is a perfect accompaniment to any meal, but is especially lovely to serve outside on a hot summer evening.
I love the saltiness of the soy sauce and the sweetness of the mango. Plus, the coconut-lime marinade adds a nice tropical feel to the whole recipe.
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- 2 tbsp (30 mL) grated lime zest
- 1/4 cup (60 mL) lime juice
- 4 cloves garlic, crushed
- 3 tbsp (35 mL) packed brown sugar
- 1 tbsp (25 mL) soy sauce
- 1 can (14 fl oz / 414 mL) coconut milk
- 1 tsp (5 mL) coconut oil
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into large chunks
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into large chunks
- 2 small unripe mangoes, cut into large chunks
- 1 can (15 oz / 425 g) whole miniature corn, drained and cut in half
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) fresh coriander, chopped
- 1 cup (120 g) roasted, unsalted cashew halves
- In a medium bowl, whisk together lime zest, lime juice, garlic, brown sugar, soy sauce, coconut milk and coconut oil. Set aside.
- Place the red and green bell peppers into a small bowl and pour in half of the lime-coconut marinade. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Place the corn into a small bowl and pour in half of the remaining lime-coconut marinade. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Place the mangoes into a small bowl and pour in the remaining lime-coconut marinade. Cover and let sit for 15 minutes.
- Turn grill burners to Medium-High and pre-heat BBQ to 350° F.
- Place wok onto grill and pre-heat for 10 minutes.
- Add the bell peppers to the wok and close the BBQ lid for 2 minutes. Open the lid and grill for 15 more minutes, while stirring the peppers with a spatula. The bell peppers should just be starting to get soft (if not, grill a few minutes more).
- Add corn to the wok and close the BBQ lid for 2 minutes. Open the lid and grill for 10 more minutes, while stirring the vegetables with a spatula.
- Add mangoes to the wok and grill for 5 more minutes, while stirring with a spatula.
- Remove the wok from the BBQ and pour vegetable-mango mix into a large bowl.
- Top with coriander and cashews and serve.
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