Green Veggie Stir Fry with Cod and a Simple Sauce

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Following a plant-based diet, it’s never really difficult for me to meet or exceed my daily “requirement” of veggies. Typically I’m on veggie overload throughout the year with a couple servings of fruit dispersed throughout the day. However, in the summer, when we finally have amazing fresh fruit (peaches! berries! melon!), I can’t seem to get enough and fruit tends to tip the scales in these warmer months. I noticed my green veggie intake was lacking recently so decided to make a green-veg only stir fry. It helped that I already had celery and zucchini waiting for me in the fridge.

I put together a simple Thai-style stir fry sauce using just fish sauce (it’s stinky, but essential to get that Thai flavor), soy sauce, brown sugar and lime juice. When in a pinch, I use the Trader Joe’s Island Soyaki sauce, since it has ingredients that don’t make me cringe. But nothing beats the flavor of a homemade sauce, especially one that is so simple to put together.

Ingredients:

1.5 pounds fresh or frozen wild Alaskan cod, cut into large bite sized pieces

2 cups cooked brown rice

1 head broccoli, cut into bite sized florets

4 stalks celery, chopped

1 zucchini, cut into 1/2 rounds

1 large green bell pepper, sliced

4 Tbsp fish sauce

2-3 Tbsp soy sauce

2 heaping Tbsp brown sugar

2 Tbsp lime juice

Coconut oil

In a large skillet or wok, heat coconut oil. Place cut fish in the oil and cook about 5-7 minutes, gently turning once, until fish is cooked. Remove from skillet and set aside on a plate.

Stir fry all veggies for about 3 minutes before adding in sauce ingredients (fish sauce, soy sauce, brown sugar and lime juice). Stir to combine and cook another 7-10 minutes until veggies are cooked to your preferred level of crunch or softness.

Mix in cooked rice and fish and stir gently to combine.

One Comment

  1. Posted August 28, 2014 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

    A classic stir-fry sauce and addition of cod sounds great! This looks fantastic and a love little bowl-meals 🙂 x

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