Now I am back home I am back to cooking. Don’t have much left in the fridge, but making use of the fresh kale and basil that I got from the farmers market at Murwillumbah yesterday I wanted to make something different then my usually standard stir fry. I was looking through a Chinese cookbook and found Sizzling Beef dish. I used similar flavors for the sauce, but adapted the rest of the ingredients. If you don’t have vegan mock chicken strips, like Fry’s Chicken Style Stripes, then you can substitute with tofu or shiitake mushrooms.
Sizzling ‘Chicken’ with Kale, Peas and Noodles (vegan, nut free)
1/3 cup mock chicken strips
2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 teaspoon evaporated cane sugar
1.5 tablespoon corn flour,
soba noodles or prefered other noodles
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1 small red chilli, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
3 shallots, chopped
10 pieces tuscan kale, chopped
1/3 cup frozen peas
2 tablespoons vegan oyster sauce
1. Place mock chicken in a bowl and add the soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sugar and corn flour. Stir through so that the mock meat is all covered and let it marinate for a few minutes
2. Cook the noodles according to packet instructions then place to the side.
3. Heat sesame oil in the wok then add garlic, chilli and shallots. Cook for 2 mins.
4. Add the mock chicken and cook for few more minutes.
5. Add kale and peas, vegan oyster sauce and cook until peas are tender.
6. Add noodles and cook only till noodles are heated through and coated in the sauce. Take off heat and serve.
This makes two large serves. If making for four you can use the same amount of ingredients for marinating the mock meat, increase by a little bit or double it. It depends how strong you want the taste to be.
For dinner I used the huge bunch of basil to make pesto. I make the same recipe that I did last time for the Basil & Sun-dried Tomato Pesto, but I used 1/4 pine nuts, 1/4 pecans, couple of pinch of cayenne and only pulsed the sun dried tomatoes through. I just served it with some hot fettuccine pasta. So simple and so delicious.
Before I go a big thanks to Miss Marzipan who nominated me for the Blog of 2012 the Year Award. She nominated back in on 31 December last year and have been meaning to thank her since then. If you haven’t seen her blog she is a very creative girl, who lives in Sweden and blogs about her diy projects and her delicious recipes. I especially love her sweets recipes!
Thanks to her I have received my 6th star for the award! I promise I will reply to the other awards my blog has been nominated by fellow bloggers and share the love soon!