between being glued to the television and the computer i’ve barely eaten today… it’s just too exciting… we’ve been watching the results come in throughout the day and now we have a hung parliament it makes it even more nail-biting…
…so we needed something super-fast for dinner. Healthy, quick and tasty… and what’s quicker and fresher than a stir-fry?
this dish is nothing fancy and I really shouldn’t even need to write down the ingredients or how to make it but here goes…
4 spring onions – sliced
2 garlic cloves
handful of fine green beans – sliced
handful of chestnut mushrooms – sliced
handful of finely sliced cabbage
handful of fresh shelled garden peas
fresh buckwheat noodles
crush the spices in a pestle and mortar… (I tend to keep some in an air-tight container for such emergencies but this is not the freshest way to keep spices)
place a wok or large pan on the heat and let it really heat up before you do anything… then add some groundnut oil (sunflower will do if you don’t have this.)
stir-fry the onions, then the crushed garlic, then the mushrooms, flipping or stirring the mix as often as you can.
then add a teaspoon of the spice and continue to stir.
add the green beans and the cabbage and continue to stir or flip the pan, never letting it stick, just heat up
add the fresh noodles, a swig of soy sauce and a dash of sesame oil and continue the flip/stir thing.
a minute before they are ready add the freshly shelled peas (frozen is just as good) and some freshly torn coriander.
I counted 6 minutes total to make this dish… then back to the election… where’s Simon Cowell when you need him?
eat and of course, enjoy!