Jewels and small coins
Susan from Athens, 19 October, Recipe Thread
A stir fry for two people as an accompaniment to grilled chicken or salmon. I christened it because the vegetables are jewel bright and the multitude of seeds look like small coins.
1 long seedless cucumber, peeled and cut into 3cm segments, each of these quartered
1 red pepper, de-seeded, cut into thickish short strips
2 tbs vegetable oil for stir frying (I use olive, but peanut is better)
2 cloves garlic crushed
2 tbs grated ginger
1 tbs sesame seeds
1 tbs flax seed
1/2 cup dry white wine
2 tbs soy sauce
a few drops sesame oil
Mix the wine with the soy sauce and half the ginger in a small bowl and set aside.
Heat a wok (or a cast iron frying pan), and once hot, add the oil, swirl around and stir fry the cucumber and pepper until the cucumber just begins to change colour, but no more. Add the garlic and the other half of the ginger and stir to distribute evenly, until the scent rises aromatically, then the seeds and stir until they start to pop. Pour the wine mixture over, cook for another two minutes. Remove from heat, dot with drops of sesame oil and serve with grilled chicken or salmon.