Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Quick beef stir fry (slimming world friendly)

This is a perfect super quick after work dinner. Stir fry sauces bottles or sachets can be quite high in syns buts its very easy to make your own which taste just as good for only 1 syn  . Stir fries are a brilliant way to get your 1/3 of a plate superfree vegetables too.

I served this with plain boiled rice tonight but its really good with egg noodles . All supermarkets sell packs of ready prepared sliced vegetables for stir fries and oyster sauce is readily available but if you do have access to a chinese supermarket you can get HUGE bottles of oyster sauce and soy sauce really cheaply and so can stock up and they last for ages. 

Personally I feel that ginger and garlic paste makes the world of difference in both Chinese and Indian cooking and I tend to use the frozen ones as there is no added oil and it makes it so quick and easy to use.   I buy mine in ASDA but think other supermarkets sell these and they are much better in my opinion than the ones in jars.

I used beef today but you could use chicken breast or lean pork strips or prawns if you prefer and for a vegetarian version you can buy vegetarian oyster sauce (bought some for my daughter in Waitrose) and use quorn or soya chunks instead of the meat. 

Quick beef stir fry

4 x lean thin steaks (cut into strips)
1 pack stir fry vegetables
4 tbsp oyster sauce
2 tbsp light soy sauce
ginger and garlic paste (2 cubes if using frozen or else 1 crushed clove garlic and 1 inch piece grated fresh ginger)
spray oil


Spray a wok or large frying pan with spray oil and stir fry the beef strips until browned , add the garlic and ginger and fry for a few more minutes.

Add the vegetables, soy sauce and oyster sauce and stir fry for a few minutes (not too long you want the vegetables to still have some crunch) .

Serve over boiled rice or egg noodles. It is just 1 syn per serving... enjoy xx





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