Friday, November 19, 2010

Italian Style Stirfry

Got this recipe from my Weight Watchers leader back in Syracuse. It's an Italian spin on stirfry.

Italian-Style Stir-Fry

Makes 6 serving
Yields about 6 cups total

POINTS® value | 0 per serving


· 3 sprays cooking spray, olive oil-variety recommended

· 1 tsp olive oil

· 1 Tbsp fennel seeds

· 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

· 1/2 tsp salt

· 1 large Spanish onion, peeled, cut in half, thinly sliced

· 4 medium peppers, 1 each red, orange, yellow and green, thinly sliced


· Coat a very large nonstick skillet (or wok) with cooking spray; heat over medium to medium-high heat. Add oil; heat until shimmering. Add fennel seeds and red pepper flakes; cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add salt and onion; stir-fry for about 5 minutes. Add peppers; stir-fry until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Yields about 1 cup per serving.


· How to make it faster: Buy precut vegetables at your grocery store or a salad bar. Or use thawed frozen pepper and onion strips (could affect texture).

Use any color or variety of pepper. Add chopped tomatoes and/or a tablespoon of fresh basil or 2 teaspoons of rosemary instead of the fennel. Oregano and thyme are nice additions, too.

Terrific over pasta, as a topping for a sandwich, or served with pork, chicken or fish.