Recipe Capcay

 

Capcay is a popular Indonesian-Chinese stir-fry dish that combines various vegetables with meat or seafood seasoned with savory sauces. This versatile dish is easy to prepare and perfect for a quick and healthy meal. Here's how you can make your own delicious Capcay at home.

Ingredients:

  • 200g boneless chicken breast or shrimp, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1 carrot, julienned
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup broccoli florets
  • 1 cup cauliflower florets
  • 1 cup snow peas
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth or water

Instructions:

  1. Heat vegetable oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and sliced onion, and stir-fry until fragrant.
  2. Add sliced chicken breast or shrimp to the wok until browned and cooked through.
  3. Add carrots, bell pepper, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, snow peas, and mushrooms to the wok. Stir-fry for 3-4 minutes until vegetables are tender-crisp.
  4. Mix oyster sauce, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, sugar, and chicken broth or water in a small bowl.
  5. Pour the sauce over the vegetables and meat in the wok. Stir well to coat everything evenly.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Cook for 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly and coats the ingredients.
  8. Remove from heat and transfer to a serving plate.

Tips:

  • Cut vegetables uniformly to ensure even cooking.
  • Don't overcook the vegetables; they should retain their vibrant colors and crispness.
  • Feel free to customize the ingredients according to your preference. Add tofu, baby corn, or any other vegetables you like.
  • For a spicier kick, add chopped chili peppers or a drizzle of chili sauce.
  • Serve Capcay hot with steamed rice or noodles for a complete meal.

Variations:

  • Seafood Capcay: Replace chicken with shrimp, squid, and fish fillet for a seafood twist.
  • Vegetarian Capcay: Omit the meat and add extra tofu or tempeh for a vegetarian version.
  • Spicy Capcay: Add sliced red chili peppers or paste to the sauce for a spicy kick.
  • Indonesian-style Capcay: Add Indonesian sweet soy sauce (kecap manis) for sweetness and depth of flavor.

Nutritional Information:

Calories per serving: Approximately 250 calories (may vary depending on ingredients and serving size). Note: Nutritional information is approximate and may vary based on specific ingredients.

Conclusion:

Capcay is a delightful dish that combines various vegetables and proteins' vibrant flavors and textures, making it a wholesome and satisfying meal option. With its simple preparation and endless customization possibilities, Capcay will become a favorite in your household. Try this recipe and enjoy a taste of Indonesian-Chinese cuisine right at home!

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