More recently, as the work has piled on and we've started to take our sporting commitments a bit more seriously (rowing for Joss, cheerleading for me) we've found that we don't have enough time for the leisurely stroll into town and to sit down for two solid hours of gluttony. Instead, we've taken to cooking our own. So, on that note here's (another) dish that we sizzled up this weekend!
two frying beef steaks
'Kikkoman sweet sauce for rice'
a handful or two of stir fry veg (the pack I had contained bean sprouts, carrot, lettuce and some bamboo shoots)
one clove of garlic
a knob of ginger
a pinch of chili flakes
a pinch of salt and pepper
a teaspoon of brown sugar
While your rice is cooking, chop up your ingredients, heat some oil in your pan and toss in the sesame seeds followed by the chili flakes and garlic. Let this fizzle for a bit but be careful not to let anything burn. Then, making sure the heat isn't too high, add a generous splash of soy sauce and rice sauce, along with a squirt of honey and any remaining veg. Stir in the brown sugar.
When the veg has reduced a little, add in your chopped frying steaks- personally I don't like beef too well done, but if you prefer it not to be pink, add yours in the same time as the veg.
To finish, add your cooked rice to the pan and drizzle over the juice of one lemon (if you heat the lemon in the microwave for a few seconds, you get twice as much juice out of it). Stir this through and then you're done!
This dish is definitely not all that high on the prettiness scale, but it's moreishly good- we both finished the whole pan that night!
Unfortunately for me, I'm going to have to go on a shop before I can cook this again since the soy sauce bottle fell out of the cupboard and onto my head this morning, smashing all over the floor- not a good start to the day!