This simple sweet and spicy solo dinner recipe is ready in 15 minutes for a no-fuss veggie forward meal.
Increase the ingredients for two or more servings and, as always, add as little or as much heat as you like.
1 cup frozen gnocchi
1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed
2 celery stalks, trimmed and thinly sliced
1/2 green bell pepper, rough chopped
1/4 cup toasted peanuts
3 dried arbol chilies, broken in half
1/4 tsp 5 spice powder
2 tbsps soy sauce
2 tbsp hoisin
2 tbsp agave syrup
1/4 cup water
2 tbsp sesame oil
pinch of salt
generous amount of black pepper
Garnish: sliced green scallions
In a nonstick skillet over med high flame heat the sesame oil until shimmering. Sear the frozen gnocchi on both sides until just cooked through and slightly crisp, about 3 minutes per side. Set aside.
To the same pan add the green beans, celery, bell pepper, 5 spice powder, salt, pepper, and dried chilies. Sauté until the veggies are just tender, about 5 minutes. Add in the soy, hoisin, 1/4 cup water, and agave. Stir in the gnocchi and toss until well combined. Continue sautéing a few minutes more until the sauce has thickened per your preference. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Transfer to a plate, garnish with the toasted peanuts and green scallions. Serve immediately.