Roasted vegetables are so easy to prepare on a sheet pan – set it and forget it. Adding an Asian-style sauce to them makes them even better.
When I made this, I based it on Roasted Vegetables with Balsamic Butter Sauce and decided to put an Asian tweak to it. The great thing about this dish is you can put whatever vegetables you have together and have a great side dish. I happened to have some green beans, snap peas, broccoli, mushrooms, and carrots on hand that I needed to use up so I used these. With the sauce, it was quite tasty.
One thing to remember when you are making anything like these Asian roasted vegetables that is going to be roasted on a half sheet pan is that the vegetables should all be about the same size so they will all be done around the same time. Some vegetables can be parboiled ahead of time if need be. Carrots would be a good choice to parboil since they do take longer to cook than the other vegetables.
You are free to put the vegetables you like in this, but I would highly recommend the snap peas and the cabbage because they add to the overall Asian flavor. Cut the cabbage into rather large pieces, about an inch each. You could use pearl onions instead of chopped onions if you wish.
I served these Asian Roast Vegetables with Same Day Fried Rice and Boswell Kung Pao Chicken. It made quite a lot, so I had enough for lunch the next day. Yes, it was just as good cold as it was hot.
- 1 head Broccoli
- 1 cup Cabbage, sliced
- 1 Onion, chopped
- 1 cup Carrot, chopped
- 1 cup Snow peas
- 8 Mushroom, whole
- 1 cup Green Beans, whole
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
~~ -- Sauce -- ~~
- 1 tablespoon Soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sesame Oil
- In a large bowl, mix all the vegetables with some peanut oil. Put parchment on a half sheet pan and spread the vegetables so they are in a single layer.
- Roast them at 350 F / 176 C for about 30 minutes or until the carrots are tender soft. While that is happening, combine the sauce ingredients and set them aside.
- Put the roasted vegetables in a large pot and pour the sauce mixture over them. Toss to coat. Serve immediately.