I’m not too well-versed in Asian style cooking, but nevertheless I dabble around in it sometimes. Most of the times Asian cooking require lots of vegetables and a big pan on high heat. All you have to do is toss everything in a pan and keep it swirling around until everything is cooked. It couldn’t be easier to throw together a quick meal that is not only healthy but also ready in a jiffy.
This recipe is super quick and easy. How quick it is depends on how quickly you can chop your veggies and seasoning. To ensure a bit of Asian flavor I added red chili pepper and a healthy dose of coriander. Now if that is not your cup of tea you can leave these out and replace them for parsley and something less spicy such as a red bell pepper. Of course you can also go spicier and add more pepper or a different style. I didn’t use noodles or rice to serve this with but if you feel you need some grains to keep you going you can very easily serve those as a side dish.
Serves 2. Prep time: 15 minutes. Cooking time: 15 minutes. Total: 30 minutes.
- 200 grams pork strips (can be replaced by beef if you’d like)
- 125 grams baby corn
- 1 red chili pepper (take out the seeds and chop into the smallest bits you can manage)
- 150 – 200 grams green beans (cleaned and broken in half)
- 1 paksoi (chopped)
- handful of fresh coriander (chopped)
- a bit of oil (1 – 2 table spoons)
- Sesame seeds
- A big pan with a high edge (or a wok if you have one)
- Small pan for boiling green beans
- chopping board and knife
- Clean & half your green beans first
- Wash them
- Put them in some water and bring to a boil until fork tender (5 – 8 minutes)
- In your large pan heat up some oil
- Add your chopped pepper & coriander
- Let them wilt
- Make sure you keep stirring & tossing the entire time, to prevent burning.
- Add in pork
- Keep tossing until meat is browned
- Add corn & paksoi
- Again keep stirring and tossing until tender
- Drain green beans
- Add to pan
- Keep tossing until your ingredients are all cooked.
- Just use a fork and try one of each to see if it’s done.
Step 5 (optional):
- In a hot pan with a thin bottom, add some sesame seeds
- Do NOT use oil
- On high heat, toast your sesame seeds by moving the seeds around until brown
- This literally takes seconds, so be careful!
- Put everything on the plate and sprinkle with sesame seeds last
What’s your favorite Asian dish to make?