Chef Shashank’s Vegetarian Fire
If you’re spending a little more time indoors lately, this is a great opportunity to try your hand at a new dish. It’s still National Nutrition Month, and this week we want to ensure you get your daily dose of vegetables to stay in tip-top shape! The beauty of Chef Shashank’s Vegetarian Fire is that it is completely customizable and can be served with your favorite vegetables. We listed Chef’s favorites below, but don’t feel limited when choosing your vegetables. You can also serve this as a side to your favorite protein, like Macadamia-Encrusted Sea Bass. However, it’s just as delicious on its own!
Ready? Let’s get started!
|1 medium eggplant||1 zucchini|
|1 yellow (summer) squash||1 portobello mushroom|
|1 large white onion||3/4 cup olive oil|
|1 tbsp salt||1 tbsp pepper|
|1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce||1 can roasted red peppers|
Chef’s note: to make this recipe vegan, omit the Worcestershire sauce as it is made with anchovies.
- Wash all vegetables thoroughly!
- Carefully the eggplant, zucchini, and yellow squash lengthwise, about 1/4″ thick each.
- Cut the onion in 1/4″ circular slices, as if you were making onion rings, but leave the onion slices together.
- Remove the stem from the mushrooms and drain the roasted red peppers. Set aside the roasted red peppers.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except the roasted red peppers.
- Preheat a large saute pan and add 1/2 cup olive oil. Wait for the wisp of smoke, then slowly add the vegetables to the pan in small batches (just enough to cover the bottom so they cook evenly). Sear two minutes on each side.
- Remove the vegetables from the pan and drain on paper towels. When all the vegetables are cooked, plate in a colorful display and top with one red pepper.
- Garnish with our Spring Mix Salad and top off with your favorite vinaigrette!
Chef Shashank’s Vegetarian Fire is that easy to make! In no time at all you have a meal that is healthy, delicious, and full of essential vitamins and nutrients. Check out our What’s Cookin’? Blog for more delicious recipes!