The holiday rush is over, and we're finally starting to settle into 2010. My first piece of advice for the new decade? Run (don't walk) to your nearest magazine stand, and pick up a copy of the Januaray issue of Everyday Food by Martha Stewart. I always love the ideas in this magazine, but this month's issue is particularly packed with fabulous recipes and clever tips. We've tried a few so far, but one of my favorites was the honey ginger stir-fry on page 88. I'm posting it here so you can try it, but you've got to read this magazine cover to cover!
stir-fried honey-ginger chicken with peppers
(from Everyday Food, January/February 2010)
1/4 c. honey
2 tbsps rice vinegar
2 tbsps soy sauce
2 tbsps veg. oil
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, in 1/4 in. strips
3/4 c. minced peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 red pepper
1 yellow pepper
1 orange pepper (all peppers thinly sliced)
cooked rice (for serving)
In a small bowl, mix the honey, vinegar and soy sauce, and set aside. Heat a large skillet, and add 1 tbsp oil. Cook the chicken until it's almost done (about 3 minutes). Transfer to a plate. Add 1 tbsp oil, ginger, and garlic to the skillet and stir until fragrant (30 seconds or so). Add peppers, and cook about 2 minutes. Now, add the soy mixture and bring to a boil. Return the chicken to the skillet and toss until sauce thickens and chicken is cooked through. Serve over rice.