What you will need (for 2):
- Stir fry strips or other thinly sliced steak
- Vegetables of your choice, I used onion, garlic, ginger, sweetcorn, carrots, spring onion and spinach
- Soy sauce
- Lemon or lime
- Oil, preferably vegetable or groundnut
- Salt and pepper
I was lucky enough to strike up a conversation with the lady from Challow Hill Meats and she told me the story of her stir fry strips. She explained to me that when cutting the sirloin and the fillet off she was left with all these bits of meat. They used to go into the meat for stewing etc. Then she put them up for sale as I buy them now and I couldn’t be more pleased. The perfect amount of meat, of excellent quality and cut, ready sliced and for £1.84. Who can moan about that?
To make the most of these little bits of loveliness I let them marinate in salt, pepper and soya sauce while I cut up all my vegetables.
I get the pan to smoking point as I find this adds another depth of flavour. Put the onions in and let them caramelise a little. Then put in all the meat and juices, the ginger and the garlic. At this point put the noodles into the water that one has dutifully begun to boil a few minutes before.