This was great for a number of reasons - it was a team effort, fun etc - but most of all it was exciting because we got to use a wok. I have never done this before and so it was a huge moment in my life.
To be honest stir fry has always kind of intimidated me, but following the guidance of 'other Hugo', I now know it to be pretty simple.
- 1 onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 4 carrots
- A good load of baby corn
- Mange tout
- Soy sauce
- Fish sauce nampla
- Lemon juice
- Sweet chilli
- Crushed chilli
- 200g mushrooms
- 300g (rice) noodles - a packet
The key thing to remember with this one, as 'other Hugo' noted, is that you cook the hard things (carrots, onion, garlic, corn etc) at the beginning and then add the softer things as you go along because they take less time to cook. Makes sense. That's a wise Hugo right there.
Here we go:
Chop the onions, garlic and carrots into small chunks.
Start to fry in a wok in some oil.
Fry until soft. Add a good handful of baby corn and mange tout. Fry off until it looks cooked. Add a good slug of soy sauce, fish sauce, sweet chilli and lemon juice. The fish sauce will smell weird to start with but stick with it.
Add the chopped mushrooms; cook until browned. Add more soy sauce and lemon juice. Taste.
Chuck in the prawns and allow to heat through.
Now add the noodles and be careful to not stir aggressively otherwise it will go everywhere!
Serve and enjoy. Easy.