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Milk Street Bowtie Thai-Style Vegetable Stir-Fry with Garlic and Black Pepper

Thai-Style Vegetable Stir-Fry with Garlic and Black Pepper

4 Servings

30 minutes

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In the Thai kitchen, raak phak chee kratiem prik Thai is an aromatic, flavor-packed paste of garlic, black pepper and cilantro root. It often is used to season meat and seafood, but in this recipe we combine the ingredients (we substitute cilantro stems for hard-to-find roots) to add punch to a simple vegetable stir-fry. Napa cabbage and mushrooms provide meaty flavor, while snow peas offer color, sweetness and crunch. If you don’t have fish sauce or want to make the dish vegetarian, use an equal amount of low-sodium soy sauce.

4

Servings

Tip

Don’t stir the vegetables too often during the first 4 to 6 minutes of cooking. Infrequent stirring allows the vegetables to get a nice amount of charring to mimic the browning of cooking in a hot wok.

30 minutes

1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
2 teaspoons packed light brown sugar
Kosher salt and ground black pepper
3 tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil
4 medium garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons minced cilantro stems, plus ¼ cup lightly packed leaves, roughly chopped
14 ounce head napa cabbage, halved lengthwise, bottom 1 inch trimmed, cut crosswise into ½-inch-wide pieces (about 7 cups)
4 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced OR cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced
4 ounces snow peas, trimmed OR 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
Ingredients
  • tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2

    teaspoons packed light brown sugar

  • Kosher salt and ground black pepper

  • 3

    tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil

  • 4

    medium garlic cloves, minced

  • 2

    tablespoons minced cilantro stems, plus ¼ cup lightly packed leaves, roughly chopped

  • 14

    ounce head napa cabbage, halved lengthwise, bottom 1 inch trimmed, cut crosswise into ½-inch-wide pieces (about 7 cups)

  • 4

    ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed and thinly sliced OR cremini mushrooms, thinly sliced

  • 4

    ounces snow peas, trimmed OR 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced

Directions

Thai-Style Vegetable Stir-Fry with Garlic and Black Pepper

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Reviews
Christopher B.
July 12, 2022
Good but snow peas weren't the best
Mushrooms got lost in the snow peas.