Adventures, Disasters and Successes in the Kitchen: Beef Stirfry

One of my favourite quick meals after a long day of work or before an evening out is a simple stirfry served with noodles. What I really love about this recipe is that you can take any meat (or fish/ seafood if that takes your fancy) and whatever vegetables are in your fridge, and in about fifteen minutes, you will have a tasty and healthy dinner without too much effort. You can also add different flavours to the marinade with lime juice, fish sauce and different spices or fresh chillies.

200g sirloin steak (feel free to substitute in different cuts of meat)

1 clove of garlic, crushed

1 knob of ginger, grated

2 spring onions

1 red pepper

1 medium red onion, sliced

Handful of cashew nuts

1 tablespoon of soy sauce

1 teaspoon chilli powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Black pepper

1) Cut the steak into strips and place into a bowl along with the soy sauce, chilli powder, cumin, ginger and garlic. Leave to marinate for a few minutes (or for a few hours, if possible).

2) Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables by slicing up the red onion, red pepper and spring onions.

3) Heat up some olive oil or sesame oil on a hot wok, and add the red onions and marinated steak. Cook the meat for 3-4 minutes, and then add the red peppers and cashew nuts.

4) Cook noodles according to instructions on packaging, and drain.

5) Once the meat and vegetables are cooked to your liking, add the noodles and spring onions to the wok along with some black pepper and a dash of soy sauce.

Success! Then again, it was pretty much guaranteed success unless I messed up the seasoning or set the food on fire so perhaps, this ADSITK is a pyrrhic victory.

5/5; or as Rachel Allen would say, yammy.


One thought on “Adventures, Disasters and Successes in the Kitchen: Beef Stirfry

  1. Odd confession … I have a stir fry phobia. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good stir fry, but every time I’ve attempted to make one it’s gone horribly wrong. How is that even possible? Anyway, this post has inspired me to give it another go! It looks delicious xo

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