- 8ounce whole grain spaghetti noodles
- 1/2teaspoon canola or grape seed oil
- 2teaspoon sesame oil
- 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- 2 large ripe peaches, sliced
- 1 sweet onion, cut in half and sliced
- 1/4teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 head of broccoli, florets separated
- 1/8teaspoon each sea salt and ground black pepper
- 1/4teaspoon garlic powder
- 1tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or amino Braggs
- 1tablespoon mirin
- 1/2tablespoon agave syrup or honey
- 1tablespoon green onion, chopped
- 1/2teaspoon sesame oil
- 3 green onions, chopped
You could substitute 2 cups steamed edamame and ½ cup dry roasted peanuts for the chicken for a vegetarian version.
I have two family member that are not huge fans of fresh ginger, but adding ½ to 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger root while the peaches and onions cook really enhances the Asian flavor.
Mirin is an essential Japanese condiment. Although it sometimes gets confused with rice wine vinegar, mirin actually is a sweet rice wine used in Japanese cooking. It doesn't just flavor food. The sweetness also gives luster to sauces and glazes and can help them cling to food. If you don't have mirin, there are many common suggestions for substitutions. You can just use dry sherry or sweet marsala, for instance. Or you can dissolve a small amount of sugar in a little white wine or sherry, perhaps a 1/4 teaspoon of sugar to 1/4 cup wine.