Stir-Fried Mixed Vegetables
1 and 1/2 teaspoons canola oil
2 pounds mixed baby vegetables, such as asparagus, corn, squash, and tomatoes, washed and trimmed
4 ounces wild mushrooms, wiped clean and sliced
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 jalapeño chili, stemmed, seeded, and minced (optional)
1 and 1/2 to 2 cups Charlie Palmer's Chili-Ginger Pan Sauce*
1 to 2 teaspoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
*Sauce available at Garden of Eden, Citarella, www.tavolo.com, and Aureole.
Heat the oil in a wok or large skillet over medium heat. Add the vegetables, starting with the firmest, and sauté for about 2 minutes before adding the next. When the vegetables are tender (but not mushy), stir in the mushrooms and ginger, and the chili, if desired. Sauté for 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in the pan sauce, and sauté for 1 minute or until hot. Remove from heat, and adjust seasoning with soy sauce. Sprinkle with cilantro, and serve with soba noodles.