Scavenger Stir Fry

Scavenger Stir Fry

Scavenger Stir Fry

When I got a call from my Godson last night, asking if he could stop in for a visit,  I was delighted. He lives in another town and we don’t see each other that often. He wasn’t going to get here until 9 pm, so I wasn’t sure if he would want dinner. I decided to cook some rice and then I could make a stir fry, if needed. As it turned out, he did come hungry. When people ask me about favorite meals, I must admit I often go to a stir fry. I usually have a decent array of veggies and all I needed to do was figure out a protein to add. It really turned into a scavenger hunt for ingredients. What I found was onions, cabbage, pea pods and a red sweet pepper for the veggies. For the protein, I really didn’t have much, but I remembered I had some ham. Great, something easy to add that was already cooked. For extra crunch, I also added a generous handful of cashews. Dinner was ready in no time at all, and it was well received. When making a stir fry add the vegetables that require longer cooking first.

Scavenger Stir Fry


 1 onion, sliced

2 c. shredded cabbage

8 oz. fresh pea pods

1 sweet red pepper, seeded and chopped

2 c. cubed ham

handful of cashews- 2 handfuls if you have small hands

vegetarian oyster sauce

 soy sauce

sesame oil

Heat oil in skillet or wok and add the onions, stirring often until they are wilted. Add the cabbage and stir fry a few more minutes. Add pea pods and peppers and stir fry until veggies are tender crisp. Add ham, cashews and seasonings, to taste. Heat through and serve over rice or hot cooked pasta. Serves 2-3.

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