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Monday, July 6, 2009

Sweet & Sour Veggies


After all that food from Saturday, I needed to have a relatively light meal. In comes the eggplant and some string beans. I had some leftover sweet and sour sauce saved from the Mini Tuna Burgers. And put two and two together and what do you get? Sweet and Sour Veggies. I didn't want to put too much effort in the kitchen with using any pots and pans. I decided on broiling them rather than baking. Shortens the cooking time for me.

Cut both vegetables into sizable sticks and broiled them. I only used a simple seasoning of olive oil, salt and pepper. After roughly 18-20 minutes, the string beans have a crisp texture, while the eggplant are nice and tender. Serve with some rice or eat alone.

Crisp and chewy. What more could you ask for?




Sweet & Sour Veggies

1/2 bundle String Beans (cut into 3-4 inch sticks)
1 Large round Eggplant (cut into 1/2 thick sticks)
1/2 c sweet and sour sauce
olive oil
salt
pepper


Preheat your broiler.

In a large bowl, toss the string beans and eggplant with olive oil, salt and pepper, coating it thoroughly.

Place on a flat baking sheet and put into the broiler for 18-20 min. After the first 5-10 min, give the eggplants and string beans a quick turn. Even out the cooking.

The eggplant will get nice and tender while the string beans will become nicely crisp.

When done pour over the sweet and sour sauce and lightly toss. Serve immediately.


29 comments:

Parita said...

i like the idea to broil the veggies, simple and light meal!

Miranda said...

This looks really good....
Have you ever heard of spicy canned green beans????
I read about it this weekend and I am thinking of trying it..

Heavenly Housewife said...

I really like what you did here: using up the stuff in the fridge so it doesn't go bad. I hate waste, but I do end up throwing stuff out sometimes when I buy a lot more when I need when I go food shopping. My dad always used to say to me that my eyes are bigger than my stomach ;)

Jen @ MyKitchenAddiction.com said...

Sounds delicious! Great idea to use the sweet & sour sauce for the veggies.

Mary said...

This looks really good and it makes for a light but tasty meal.

girlichef said...

Another simply delicious dish from Jenn (you're the master)! Yummmm ;)

Chow and Chatter said...

sounds great and again so simple love cooking asian style veggies

Elra said...

Sounds amazingly delicious Jenn!
Love the two combo!

Nutmeg Nanny said...

These sound so easy and full of flavor. I love it!

Jenn said...

Parita: same here:

Miranda: n I have: that's the first I've heard of canned green beans. I've got to look out for that.

Heavenly: my eyes are alro bigger than my stomach.

Jen: thanks

Mary: I love this.

Girlichef: thanks. Hehehe...

Chow and chatter: ;-)

Elra, Nutmeg: thanks.

5 Star Foodie said...

Excellent veggies with sweet and sour sauce and perfect with those delicious mini tuna burgers! Yum!

Diana said...

I love roasting vegetables -- it gives them such an incredible flavor! I bet it is fantastic with the sweet/sour sauce.

Phyllis said...

oooh...crispy green beans that are healthy too (not like my beloved TGIF green bean fries!)

OysterCulture said...

Just looks yummy and good!

finsmom said...

Yum! Some really tasty ingredients here - looks great!

lisaiscooking said...

This looks fantastic! The crispy edges of the veggies and the sauce sounds like a great combination.

Pooja said...

Looks delicious! Broiled veggies tastes great and nice combo with the sauce!

teresa said...

Oooh, a meal in and of itself! These a just beautiful and mouthwatering!

Hummingbird Appetite said...

I like the idea of a simple, no-fuss dinner.

burpandslurp said...

heehee, I like recycling things in my fridge to make a whole new dish too!

Jenn said...

5 Star: They go great together!

Diana: It was.

Phyllis: I bet yours are great, too.

Oyster Culter: They are.

finsmom, pooja, Teresa: Thanks.

lisaiscooking: They are.

Hummingbird: I totally agree.

burpandslurp: I always love that there's more than one way to use an ingredient.

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Jenn said...

Trupti: Thanks!

comfycook said...

You made two simple ingredients look like a meal for a king. I was going to say feast but that is overkill. It really looks appealing.

Jenn said...

Comfycook: Thanks.

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