Sometimes it it’s just a case of looking what’s in your cupboard and throw it ta all together. This is a truly global dish. It can be low carb with the use of zero noodles, it can be made with chicken, fish/seafood, pork, tofu, Quorn or just vegetables it’s just so versatile. Don’t be put off by all of the ingredients as they can all be found in most supermarkets and are relatively cheap.A little goes a long way and is used in most Chinese recipes. A little goes a long way.
1 small trimmed rump, sirloin or fillet steak, sliced thinly on the diagonal
1 packet of zero carb fettuccine or could use rice noodles
3 spring onions finely sliced
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
Any str fry vegetable of your choice
A thumb sized piece of ginger or tablespoon of purée
1 red chilli finely chopped
1 stick of lemongrass finely chopped, or 1 tablespoon purée
1 tablespoon of Miso paste
a pinch of sweetener to taste
1 or 2 tablespoons reduced salt soy sauce or gluten free tamari
1 or 2 tablespoons Chinese rice wine
1/2 teaspoon of white pepper
a few drops of sesame oil
1/2 tablespoon of bicarbonate of soda
1 tablespoon cornflour
Marinade the meat with a splash of soy sauce, rice wine, sesame oil and white pepper
Add half a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda together with a tablespoon of cornflour.
Leave to marinade in the fridge for minimum 15 minutes but overnight even better.
In the meantime, prepare the noodles as per packet instructions and set aside to dry slightly.
Heat a large not stick frying pan or wok on a high heat and stirfry the steak for no more than a minute then drain off the fat in a sieve.
wipe out some of the residual oil and add the onions, stir fry for a couple of minutes and then add the ginger, chilli, garlic and coriander stalks and fry for a minute before adding the Miso paste. N.b at this point you may need a splash of rice wine or water to stop it from burning.
Add any stir fry vegetables at this stage.
Return steak to the pan.
Add the noodles at this stage and heat through making sure the steak is not overcooked
Season with a tablespoon of rice wine and soy sauce, some white pepper to taste and a few drops of sesame oil.
When cooked sprinkle with finely chopped red chilli and some fresh coriander.
N.B for aan extra punch of protein you could throw in some crushed nuts but remember the extra calories.