Hey friends! I’ve got a stir-fry that’s gonna knock your warm fuzzy socks right off! Are ya’ll wearing fuzzy socks yet? It’s still too warm to bust out the maximum fuzz ones here but I’ve got some mini fuzz ones on today, yay! Ok, back to this stir-fry business. Typically when I hear the word ‘stir-fry’, I’m like: blah… vegetables. That seems a bit ironic, I know, but I just don’t get excited about them. That is until I made this sauce. I’m calling it a sauce but it’s only a simple mixture of 3 ingredients. It’s super easy to make and you’re gonna wanna pour it on ALL the veggies – that is if you don’t straight-up drink it first. So to make this magic sauce you start by making an apple cider reduction (reduction is just a fancy word for letting something simmer without a lid on until water evaporates and you’re left with a more concentrated version of what you original started with). I used to think making a reduction was some fancy chef technique until kinda recently, so you know, just breaking it down for the newbies. After the apple cider gets even more sweet and appley you stir in some tamari (or soy sauce) and some apple cider vinegar. And that’s it! Easy right?! I like to pour it over roasted brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes and for this post I marinated some tofu in it and tossed it up with all these veggies – heeey kale! Speaking of kale, this huge chef’s pan from All-Clad is the perfect thing to hold all that big bouncy green stuff! Before I got this pan I cooked up my greens in shifts and the ones that went into the pot first got way too brown and cooked up. Not anymore! This pan is super nice and roomy – perfect for veggies like this, plus it’s non-stick, plus it comes with a lid, PLUS I’m giving one away today! Check out even more cool stuff about this pan and enter the giveaway below!
Ingredients for the Kale Stir Fry
1 big bunch of kale, chopped
2 to 3 carrots, julienned
1/4 head of red cabbage, sliced
1 shallot, minced
1 green apple, thinly sliced
1/2 block of extra firm tofu (about 8oz), cubed
1 tablespoon or so of ghee of olive oil
Make the apple cider sauce first (see recipe below). Marinate the tofu in this sauce while you prep the veggies. Mince the shallot and place the pan on medium heat. Melt a tablespoon of ghee and/or olive oil in the pan, add the shallots and sauté until translucent and fragrant. Add a pinch of salt here too. Next thinly slice the cabbage into strips and add them to the pan with the shallots. Sauté until they get a bit soft about 3 to 5 minutes. Push them up the sides of the pan and add the tofu cubes in the middle of the pan. Let them sit undisturbed for a few minutes to get a nice crispy edge (a couple minutes per side). Next add the carrots and kale. Place a lid over the pan to quickly wilt the kale. Add the sliced apples and the remainder apple cider sauce and toss it all together to warm through well.
Ingredients for Apple Cider Sauce
1 cup apple cider (reduced down to 1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons tamari or soy sauce
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
Place the apple cider in a saucepan over medium/high heat and let simmer and bubble until it is reduced to about 1/4 cup or so. This will take about 20 minutes. Then combine the soy sauce and apple cider vinegar together with the cider reduction. Marinate the tofu in this sauce and pour the the remainder sauce over the veggies.
This post is unsponsored. Thanks to All-Clad for gifting me (and one lucky reader!!) with one All-Clad NS1 12” Nonstick Induction Chef’s Pan with Lid in exchange for an honest review.
More about the All-Clad Chef’s Pan:
- Retail Price: $99.95
- 12″ diam., 4 1/2″ high.
- Durable hard-anodized aluminum provides rapid heat conduction with precise temperature control.
- Bonded three-layer nonstick system delivers unparalleled release, scratch-resistance and durability.
- PFOA-free nonstick coating is ideal for healthy, low-fat cooking with easy cleanup.
- Sturdy stainless-steel base prevents cookware from warping, protects stovetops from scratches and ensures
compatibility with induction ranges.
- Tight-fitting stainless-steel lid helps circulate heat and moisture.
- Flared rim facilitates precise, drip-free pouring.
- Dishwasher safe.
- Available exclusively at Williams-Sonoma retailers.
Open to US residents. Multiple submissions = multiple entries. Winner will be chosen at random and announced on November 17th.