Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Jicama continued....

So... a few weeks ago, I wrote about a new vegetable that I had tried, 'Jicama'. I still had some left, and was thinking of different ways to cook it. As usual, I look for simple recipes that require only a few ingredients.

Today's treat... Jicama stir-fry. It is amazing as a side dish, or mixed up with some sauteed beef or shrimp and folded into a whole wheat tortilla wrap with a few dashes of taco sauce. Healthy and yummy!

1 jimaca (diced into matchstick sized pieces)
1/2 a medium red onion (thinly sliced)
1/3 a medium green pepper (thinly sliced)
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp garlic powder
A dash of soy sauce
Salt and pepper to taste

1. Place a pan on medium heat
2. Spray with cooking spray
3. Add jicama, onions and peppers - stir fry for about 5 minutes
4. Add garlic, ginger, soy sauce, salt and pepper - stir-fry for another 3 -5 minutes.
5. Enjoy!

* In the above picture, I served as a side dish with some shepherd's pie.
** It's all vegetables, so for weight watchers, it is a 0 pt dish.

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