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San-J Weeknight Dinner Recipes & Giveaway

I talk about how stressful weeknight meals are on a regular basis.  Some weeks I do better at planning in advance than others.  When I am having a particularly busy and stressful week we end up with more takeout than I would like, but with these recipes from Carol Kicinski, I hope to avoid that all together.  Kicinski has created some new gluten-free stir-fry recipes with some of my favorite San-J sauces.  These recipes can be made in a matter of minutes using 6 simple ingredients.

San-J Spicy Tofu and Green Beans-2

TOFU & GREEN BEAN STIR FRY
Created by: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
1/4 cup San-J Gluten-Free Tamari
2 tablespoons gluten free sweet chili garlic sauce
1 pound extra firm tofu
2 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
3 tablespoons oil, use divided
1 pound green beans, cleaned trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
Directions
Combine the San-J Gluten-Free Tamari with the chili garlic sauce, set aside.
Cut tofu into 1/2 inch cubes, pat dry with paper towels and put into a mixing bowl with the cornstarch, toss to coat.
Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until it starts to shimmer, add half the tofu in an even layer in the pan. Cook the tofu undisturbed for 2 minutes. Gently flip and stir the tofu. Continue to cook and stir until the tofu is lightly golden brown on all sides, 3 – 4 minutes. Remove the tofu to a plate and set aside. Heat 1 more tablespoon of oil in the pan and cook the remaining tofu the same way. Remove from pan.
Reduce heat to medium; add the remaining tablespoon of oil and the green beans. Cook the green beans, stirring, for 1 minute. Add 1/4 cup of water and continue to cook the beans for 3 minutes or until they are bright green and crisp tender. Increase the heat back up to high, add the reserved sauce mixture and boil for 1 minute or until it reduces slightly. Add the tofu and cook for 1 minute. Serve immediately.
Serves 4 as a main dish, 6 as a side dish.

San-J Stir Fry Noodles with Peanut Sauce

STIR FRY NOODLES WITH PEANUT SAUCE
Created by: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
1 pound rice noodles (sometimes called rice sticks or Bahn Pho) or gluten free fettuccini
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
7 ounces shitake mushrooms, cleaned, stemmed and sliced into Ľ inch pieces
2 red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and deveined and thinly sliced
6 green onions, cleaned trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
3/4 cup San-J Thai Peanut Sauce
Directions
Cook the noodles in salted boiling water according to the package directions, stirring often with a fork to keep the noodles separated. Drain and rinse well under hot water.
Heat the oil over high heat in a large skillet or wok until it shimmers. Add the mushrooms, peppers, and white part of the green onion and cook for 2 minutes, stirring often. Add the drained noodles, green part of the green onions, and San-J Thai Peanut Sauce. Continue to cook, stirring constantly, for another 2 minutes or until the noodles have absorbed most of the sauce. Serve immediately.
Serves 6.

San-J Kung Pao Pork-2

KUNG PAO PORK
Created by: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
1 pound pork tenderloin
1/4 plus 1 tablespoon roasted peanuts, use divided
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 Thai chilies
3 green onions, cleaned, trimmed and sliced
1/4 cup San-J Szechuan Sauce
Preparation
Trim the pork tenderloin of all visible fat and cut into 1 inch cubes. Roughly chop 1 tablespoon of the peanuts and set aside for garnish.
Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until it begins to shimmer. Add the pork and cook for 4 minutes turning frequently to brown on all sides. Add the remaining 1/4 cup peanuts, chilies and 2 of the green onions, cook for 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add the San-J Szechuan Sauce and cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Serve immediately garnished with the chopped peanuts and remaining green onion.
Serves 4.

ORANGE SHRIMP
Created by: Carol Kicinski
Ingredients
1 1/2 pounds raw large shrimp, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons cornstarch
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
8 green onions, cleaned, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces on the diagonal
5 Thai chilies, whole
1/3 cup San-J Orange Sauce
Preparation
Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and put into a mixing bowl with the cornstarch, toss to coat.
Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat until it starts to shimmer, add the shrimp and cook, stirring often, until they turn pink and start to curl, about 2 minutes. Add the green onions and chilies and cook for 1 minute. Add the San-J Orange Sauce, cook for 1 minutes or until the sauce is heated through. Serve immediately; don’t eat the chilies unless you can tolerate really spicy food.
Serves 4.

San-J products are available nationwide at Whole Foods Market or your local natural food store. For more information, visit www.san-j.com.

Now for the fun part – San-J has offered to give on lucky reader 6 Asian Cooking Sauces and Gluten-Free Tamari (2 varieties)!  How cool is that?  All you have to do to enter is follow the directions in the Rafflecopter box below. 

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**This giveaway is being sponsored by San-J.  The thoughts and opinions shared on this blog are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

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