Spicy beef and vegetable stir fry

Spicy beef and vegetable stir fry


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About this recipe: Strips of beef, red pepper, pak choi and spring onion are quickly cooked in a wok, then coated with a delicious spicy sauce made with fresh chillies, ginger, garlic and lime juice. Once you've made the spicy sauce - this dish comes together in a matter of minutes.

Ita County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK

Serves: 4 

  • For the sauce
  • 1 (2cm) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 large garlic clove, peeled
  • 1 fresh red chilli
  • 1 teaspoon hot chilli sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons caster sugar
  • 1 1/2 limes, juiced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • For the stir fry
  • 375g rice noodles
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil, for frying
  • 350g beef pieces for stir frying
  • 1 red pepper, thinly sliced
  • 200g pak choi, quartered
  • 6 spring onions, chopped
  • fresh coriander
  • chopped peanuts (optional)

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:25min 

  1. To make the sauce: Finely chop the fresh ginger, garlic, and chilli pepper by hand or in a food processor. Add the hot chilli sauce, sugar, lime juice and fish sauce. Set aside.
  2. Bring a pot of water to the boil and cook the noodles for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  3. Heat a wok with 1 tablespoon sesame oil under high heat. Stir fry the beef for 1-2 minutes, then add the red peppers. Cook for another minute and add the pak choi and spring onions. Stir fry for another minutes or so before adding the cooked noodles and sauce. Stir well and serve immediately.
  4. Top with freshly chopped coriander and/or some chopped peanuts.

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