Thursday, 31 July 2014

Chinese snow Peas and Chicken Minced Stir Fry

Stir fry is one of the best weeknight meals to make, you can cook everything from start to finish within 30 minutes. This is one of the recipes I head to if I am at lost with what to cook for the night, and it's so so good with rice.

Snow Peas and Chicken minced Stir fry

Serves: 3-4 people with rice
Cooking time: 20-30 minutes

What you would need 

200 grams of snow peas, trimmed and halved 
250 grams of chicken minced 
50 grams of dried shiitake mushrooms,rehydrated and sliced
3 cloves of garlic, minced 
1 bird eye chilli (optional), sliced
2 cm piece of ginger, finely sliced 
Splash of vegetable oil
salt and pepper 

1 tablespoon of soya sauce 
1 tablespoon of Chinese rice wine 
1 tablespoon oyster sauce 
1 teaspoon sesame oil
1 teaspoon sugar 
splash of fish sauce 
2 teaspoon of cornflour, mixed with cold water(to thicken sauce)

1. Premix the sauce in a bowl excludes the cornflour

2. Heat half the vegetable oil in the wok, stir fry the chicken minced season with salt and pepper till lightly golden brown. Remove from the wok and set aside.

3. Heat the remaining oil in the wok and toss in the ginger, garlic and chilli. Fry for 1 minutes or until garlic is lightly golden but not brown. 

4. Add the snow peas and fry for 2 minutes, return the chicken minced to the wok and add the rehydrated shiitake mushrooms, stir to combine. Add the sauce mixture and stir fry for another 2 minutes.

5. Add cornflour and stir till sauce thickens. Dish up and served with rice.