Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chicken Stirfry and Peapods Recipe

Oregon Sugar Pod II


These are like candy! They're so sweet and delicious, I love using them in a stirfry or a salad or just eating them while picking!  I need to keep picking these so that they keep producing as long as possible, although this hot weather is not doing me any favors. Peapods are one of those things from the garden that just aren't the same when I try to preserve them. I've tried freezing them, but they thaw limp and soggy. They're at their absolute best when they're eaten just after picking.

One of my favorite recipes, that's always sitting on the tip of my brain, is a chicken stirfry - probably because I've made it hundreds of times.

Chicken Stirfry with Peapods, Recipe:
(yes, you've heard this all before, but it's such a great recipe for using these crisp, delicious peapods!)

Dice chicken breast.
Mince a clove of garlic
In a large skillet, saute the chicken breast and garlic in a little olive oil. I start the burner on high, but turn it down so that the chicken can spend more time on the stove and get a golden brown. It makes all the difference in taste.

Vegetables, cut and bagged ahead of time: (just because it makes prep time seem shorter)
Celery, onion, Carmen (or other red, sweet peppers,) 1/2 jalapeno (minced), lots and lots of peapods,
Mushrooms, cleaned and sliced

Sauce:
1/3 c. GF Organic chicken broth (Pacific)
1 T. corn starch
2 T. white wine
1 t. Bragg's liquid aminos (or just use sea salt)
1 t. honey

In a separate skillet, stirfry vegetables. When translucent, combine chicken and vegetables. Pour sauce over the top and toss til the sauce is a nice clear glaze. Put mushrooms in at nearly the last minute, then heat another couple minutes before serving. Sprinkle with sea salt, cayenne, and cashews! The peapods should still be a bit crunchy, but a darker, nearly translucent green.



The raspberries are just beginning.
It looks like we'll be picking all this next week.

What??! What on earth happened to my tomatoes?


For now, this seems to be the only plant affected. That lamb's quarters, although edible, is an intruder. I didn't notice it until I saw it in the photo! I'm counting on this tomato crop. Sure hope they hurry up and grow and ripen before blight sets in.



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26 comments:

Denise said...

Sounds delicious to my tummy.

Joyce said...

Sounds good...I love the peas too and eat them just plain as a snack.

EM Illustrator said...

Lovely summer pictures, that sounds really yummy :)
Enjoy your Tuesday!

Eva

Jenn said...

You know I love stir fry and especially simple ones like this. LOVE peapods in my stir fry too.
Good luck with the tomatoes.. I've not been able to get a good crop of those grown since I left Nebraska!

Miss Elizabeth said...

That recipe looks delicious.... something yummy to make with our ripening beans. And your raspberries look lovely.... I'm jealous, I wish we had raspberries! Lovely!

Deanna said...

Sounds wonderful. I'm making a trip to the city tomorrow and am planning to go to Whole Foods and the farmers market while I'm there. Guess what will be on my produce list? ;)

Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Can I come for dinner? While I'm there, can I swipe some of those green tomatoes to fry up?

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Your stir fry sounds delicious! We have the sweet peas planted also and am waiting for them to come in! They are just like candy! Your garden looks amazing! What do you do with all those tomatoes? Just curious. We have 3 plants planted and I'm so looking forward to them ripening! Enjoy your day! Glad you had a nice time with your family and your trip was fun.

Amy, a redeemed sheep said...

Sounds yummy!!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

You have just given me some great ideas on what to do with our bounty of peas....

That looks delish.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Paulette said...

Your fruits and vegetables look very tasty. I am not a big fan of veggies, I must agree with you about the pea pods. Sweet, crisp and yummy.

Mary said...

Stir fry looks wonderful...so does your garden. What do you have on the pathway by the tomatoes? I think that looks good.

Ginger Zuck said...

Judy, those are the prettiest pea pods I think I've ever seen! So green and yummy looking. The stir fry sounds and looks yummy too! I love a good stirfry!

Yenta Mary said...

Oh, as always, your garden is gorgeous! Mine is so pitiful this year - nothing has taken well, except for the horseradish. Even the basil, which can usually endure some heat, looks pathetic. Thou shalt not covet, but it's hard not to! I also love peas - even more than the pods. Shelling peas is as relaxing and enjoyable as pitting cherries ....

Thrifty Crafty Girl said...

Your garden looks amazing! I can't imagine all the work you've put into it!

Ruth Kelly said...

There you go again making me hungry. What time is dinner?

Judy S. said...

That a yummy looking stirfry. I love peapods. Nice looking raspberries too!

Amy Burzese said...

I can just taste those peas. Your garden looks great. Our tomato plants look pretty good. We've eaten two or three.

vintage grey said...

So yummy!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a lovely evening! xo Heather

Chatty Crone said...

Your recipe looks delish! And what did you say was wrong with the tomatoes - blight - what is that? Do you think the tomatoes will be okay? What do you plan on doing with them?

sandie

A happy heart at home said...

Sounds yummy! I've been cooking with a lot more vegetables lately. You're welcome to come by my blog and see my Top Ten Tuesday post about healthy eating resources. :)

laurie said...

Sounds like a great stirfry..especially good in this hot and humid weather we have been having! Your raspberries make me drool.....

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What wonderful fresh veggies! Everything looks so good!

Angie Vik said...

Stir-fry - what a great idea. A friend gave me a bag of peas from her garden. I ate them raw which is probably better but I wish I'd thought to do stir-fry.

Candace said...

What a delicious and healthy recipe, Judy! This sounds so good to me. I love pea pods.

Emily said...

just wanted to let you know that this will be featured at this weeks Tasty Tuesday party. Going live tonight at 8:30 http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/07/pasta-salad-2-and-tasty-tuesday-party.html.
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