Monday, November 7, 2011

Veggie Squid Stir Fry

Are you looking for something different to make for dinner? Well Veggie Squid is certainly not of the ordinary, at least not for me. Dirty Vegan Foods did the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival and came across some dehydrated vegan "meats" sold by a company from New York. It was insane what they had. I opted for things that looked less like real meat, and more like dehydrated veggie protein. We got a few packages of different items, but one thing that was out of the ordinary, was the veggie "squid". What you must do to prepare it is soak it in water, and the "squid" plumps right up, just like dehydrated mushrooms do. I really enjoyed the flavor in this yummy recipe. If you can't get your hands on some of this stuff, you can substitute a similar vegan protein, but try China Town for some good veggie "seafood".

Fake It With My 'Veggie "Squid" Stir Fry' Recipe

2 tbsp coconut oil
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 cups broccoli florets
1 package veggie "squid" strips, soaked in 1/4 cup water for 20- 30 minutes
1/8 cup vegetable broth
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp shoyu (or soy sauce/ tamari/ Liquid Aminos)
black pepper to taste

Heat wok or skillet on medium high heat. Add oil and saute garlic in coconut oil for a moment. Add broccoli and stir fry for 3 minutes; add "squid" strips. In a bowl, whisk broth, olive oil, shoyu, and pepper to make a sauce. Pour sauce over stir fry and cook for a few moments more. Serve over rice or noodles. Enjoy!

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