Thursday, February 9, 2012

Jamaican Jerk Paleo Stir Fry

Chopped Veggies

If anyone out there is reading this, you will quickly learn that I like my foods spicy. Very spicy. Luckily, Mr. What I Gather shares my love of fire-y foods. We could run into some serious problems if he didn't. I cooked this dish up when we were getting ready to go out of town and needed to use up lots of veggies before the trip!

We had a Jamaican themed dinner party over the summer and made these amazing Jamaican spiced vegetables. I was craving those veggies, but wanted to turn it into a main dish so I came up with this stir fry. I may like to tip the spice scales, but you can easily modify this recipe to suit your tastes.

In the Pan

Jamaican Jerk Paleo Stir Fry
Serves 4

-2 tbsp coconut oil
-1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
-2 bell peppers (any color), thinly sliced
-1 jalapeno, thinly sliced (optional)
-2 carrots, thinly sliced
-2 celery stalks celery, thinly sliced
-1 cup chopped broccoli florets
-1/2 cup canned coconut milk
-1 tbsp jerk seasoning
-Salt and pepper to taste
-Juice of 1/2 of a lime
-1 tbsp hot sauce (optional)

-Heat oil in a large wok or saucepan over medium heat.
-Add onions to pan and stir fry until soft and translucent, about 3 minutes.
-Add additional vegetables to pan and stir fry until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
-Add coconut milk, seasoning, hot sauce and lime juice.
-Stir fry over medium heat until liquid has soaked in, around 5 minutes
-Serve with chicken, fish, or ground beef (but not all three, that would be weird)