pork,chicken,beef or shrimp or a combo of some or all
baby carrots, julienned
celery stalk, sliced on a slant
head of broccoli, blanched
red,orange or yellow pepper(or a 13 of a combo of all 3),julienned
can mung bean sprouts(or fresh if available)
can of sliced water chestnuts
can bamboo shoots
low sodium chicken or beef broth
flavored stir fry sauce(i prefer to use iron chef tm sesame garlic sauce)
seasoning (like mccormick’s szechwan tm or emril’s asian tm)
linguine or angel hair pasta
Cut up the carrots,celery,onion,pepper,& green onion.Put in a bowl & set aside.
Julienne whatever meat you’re using.If you want you can cut up the meat ahead of time and marinate with soy sauce, teriyaki sauce or orange juice with a little Asian seasoning or Chinese 5 spice.
You can also blanche the broccoli ahead of time and set aside.
Open cans of sprouts,shoots & chestnuts & drain. Set aside.
Heat a pot of water for the pasta.
Heat up a little oil in a large cast iron skillet or wok.
Toss in and brown the beef,chicken,or pork.
Take the meat out of the pan and set aside.
Now you want to stir fry the raw vegetables. Start with a little oil,toss in the minced garlic,saute a moment and throw in carrots,pepper,celery & onions.Stir fry a few minutes.
Sprinkle in some seasoning & stir fry a few more minutes.(tsp to a tbsp)
Add about 13 -12 can of broth and your flavored sauce…(example:13- 12 bottle of Sesame Garlic Sauce)
(If you are doing raw deveined shrimp now is a good time to throw the shrimp in. If shrimp is already cooked wait until the end and toss in with pea pods.)
Cover pan with a lid for a few moments and let the flavors blend and the shrimp to cook.
In the mean time…if your water has started to boil,it’s time to prepare your pasta. Follow package directions.
Take the lid off of your stir fry. Add the drained canned vegetables,pea pods, & broccoli.
Stir & put the lid back on for a minute or three.
If you like your sauce a little thicker,put a tsp or two of corn starch in a little cold water and add to the stir fry & mix it through.
Drain your pasta & put it back in the pan.
Toss in a little bit of the flavored sauce and stir.
Now you serve. Either put the pasta right in a bowl and put vegetables and sauce on top or put the pasta right in the stir fry and toss together.
Serve with some crispy chow mein noodles on top.Deep fry some mini egg rolls as a side dish.
Last Updated: Wed, Nov 10, 2010