Need a Quick Vegetable Dish that will Probably Be the Star of the Show?
It was time to start dinner and I realized I had no vegetable to go with the meal. I was making steak with a Vietnamese Scallion Sauce and serving it with Japanese rice. But I did have frozen corn and frozen peas in my freezer. A quick Google search led me to a post by a Japanese man who said this combination is very common in Japan and is made using a shoyu (soy sauce)/butter sauce. Well, that fit in perfectly with what I was serving, so I went with it.
Melt a few tablespoons butter in a large skillet. Turn up the heat and add a couple cups each of frozen corn and peas, tossing it around until it gets browned in some spots. Add some soy sauce, stir it up and you’re done. I topped mine with Aleppo pepper, Urfa Biber, and some chili threads, which is not at all authentic, but sounded good to me. The butter and soy sauce combination is a match made in heaven. So simple, but so incredibly delicious.
And wouldn’t you know it, this 10 minute preparation was the hit of the meal. As much as we liked the steak, this vegetable combo was what we all talked about the most. I hesitate to even post this because it’s hardly a recipe, but decided to go ahead and share this extremely easy, but very very tasty side dish, using frozen peas and corn, which I always have on hand. And I love knowing I have this up my sleeve to fall back on when I’m without a fresh vegetable to serve.