Sunday, April 05, 2009

Summer Squash Zucchini Stir-Fry

I have been having cravings for veggies lately because I feel heavier...I need to cut down on fats and meat, and instead stuff myself up with more fiber and vitamins.

If I were in the Philippines and someone asked me what this was, I would have answered, "ginisang gulay" or "lutong bahala na," but I am posting it anyway in my blog, with a more appropriate name. Actually, both summer squash and zucchini are categorzed into "summer squash," in contrast with winter squash, where butternut squash (and other hardy varieties) would fall into, the kinds that keep good in the pantry. This is so easy and good, even my kids love it. I just got about an ounce of meat thinly sliced off a frozen steak which I later on cooked as bistek tagalog (which reminds me, I have not posted a recipe here for bistek!).

2 tbsp butter
1-2 oz thinly sliced beef (or whatever meat or seafood; added for flavor) - optional
1 stalk celery, cut in half longitudinally then cut into small cubes
1/2 each of red and green bell peppers (I used frozen ones), diced
1 zucchini, cut in wedges
1 summer squash, cut in wedges (the longitudinal one like zucchini, but you may want to use the sunburst?-like type)
3 tbsp Kikkoman stir-fry sauce (or to taste)
dash of pepper

Heat wok on medium for about 5 minutes. Add butter until clarified. Stir-fry beef for 1 minute. Add celery and bell peppers and stir-fry for about 1 minute. Add the summer squash and zucchini. Stir fry for bout 2-3 minutes. Add stir-fry sauce and stir. Season with pepper.

Serve on plain rice.


John said...

Just watching the slideshow of your page is making me hungry. I love zucchini.

ryliej said...

Sarap naman nyan!

Ebie said...

I love zuchinni just even steamed or nuked. I can't get Z to eat these type of vegies.

Zriz said...

"lutong bahala na" is so funny...hehehe my hubby also does this a lot and when i ask him what it is, he simple shrugs and says some made-up name... hehehe :)

Pero now that you put in a name...your dish sounds sosyal na...hehehe

Manang said...

hi joops and rose! Are you enjoying your trip in the Philippines? Looks like it!

Ebie, I can't get my husband and stepd to eat these veggies either...buti na lang karamay ko sons ko...

Zriz, belated happy birthday ha! Pag sosyal na ba ang pangalan ng veggie dish, would you consider eating????hehe...

Hi Bharat, welcome to my site and thanks for dropping a note!

ces said...

lutong bahala na almost always turns out good even better than coking by the book!:)

Sapuche said...

This looks like a light and healthy dish, but also really flavorful. I like the inclusion of a small portion of beef, just enough to add flavor and a little heartiness. Thanks for sharing this, and I look forward to seeing your bistek recipe soon!

Marie said...

looks so yummy, new recipe, ty

jimmy said...

Hi..manang sa lahat ng nakita ko sa mga recipe mo puro masarap lahat. gusto ko matuto mag luto sa mga recipe kaya lang minsan hindi ko maintindihan kong pwede manang pls.. tagalogin mo para maintindihan ko dahil mahina ako sa english eh...tnx god bless you.

Manang said...

jimmy, sasabihin ko sana sa yo na subukan mo gamitin ang google translate para maging Filipino ang webpage ng recipe ko, pero nung sinubukan ko, nakakatawang nakakalito ang naging bunga. Kaya sisikapin ko na sa mga susunod na posts ko ay taglish ang gawin ko. Sa ngayon, meron ka bang gusto ipa-translate? Paisa-isa lang at mahina ang kalaban. :)

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