Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Fu Man Fred's Politically Incorrect Fancy Pants Stir Fry

As promised no tomatoes (but dont worry fans they will return)! Although I have to agree with Jen, it must seem from this blog that all we do is eat. This is probably and unfortunately true, and meant that today I had to go for my first run of 2010 to stave off the inevitable weight gain.

So I make two kinds of stir fry, the first one with rice which can easily be converted into fried rice if desired. The second is with noodles (like chow mein). This recipe is for the second kind. Like any good chinese dish you can use any meat even tofu.


200g Prawns (or chicken)
1 lemon
1 tbsp honey
2-3 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp coriander (dry and milled) or a handful of fresh
2 cloves of garlic
1 inch of ginger
2 tsp chili flakes
1 tbsp sun flower oil
vegetables for stir frying (broccoli, mange tout, red cabbage, pak choi, spring onions, soy bean sprouts, bell peppers, carrots, those tiny corn thingies)... I generally cheat and buy them all in a ready made package, but basically any veg you like
Noodles (the asian yellow egg kind, you can get them in most shops or asian specialty foods places)


Create a marinade for you prawns. Juice the lemon, add the soy sauce, honey and mix together in a bowl. Have a taste to make sure all the flavours balance each other out nicely. Add the coriander and chili flakes. Slice finely or grate the garlic cloves and ginger. Add the oil. Leave prawns in the mix for at least 15 mins or so. While these bad boys are marinading take a look at the instructions on the noodles. Its usually something about boiling them in water for a period of time (around 10 mins or so). Go ahead and do that. You want your noodles prepared before you start frying your prawns, otherwise it can end in tears. Put a wok on medium to high heat. Add the prawns and marinade. Fry for 5-10 mins till prawns are cooked through. It shouldnt take too long. Add the veg. These just need to be in the wok till they are nice and warm, you dont need to actually fry them for any long period of time. Once the veg is warm add the noodles and toss with prawns and veg. Serve once everything is mixed together.

Taste: 9/10
Price: 4/10
Difficulty: 3/10 easy peasy japaneasy


1 comment:

Meera said...

This looks easy and yummy... I am definitely going to try this one!