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Chinese Stir Fried Pork with Oyster Sauce


I was looking for a quick and easy mid week meal.

I found the pork chops in the freezer, so I defrosted those. To save time, I used a packet of stir fry vegetables I had picked up from the local supermarket on my way home.

Originally I had planned on using fresh ginger and honey, but having no ginger, I found a bottle of oyster sauce and went with that instead!

The sauce wonderfully coats the vegetables and pork. The sauce is sweet and tangy with a gentle chilli hit at the end.

This took no longer than 15 minutes to prepare and cook! Well under the time it took for the rice to steam!

Chinese Stir Fried Pork with Oyster sauce : Another

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Sizzling Beef Teriyaki


Now this dish is a household favourite both with the diners and with the cook. It takes minutes to make, and served with sticky basmati rice makes a very pleasing and tasty dinner.

I had the leftover rib of beef from Sunday (oh my I sound like Nigel Slater!), so I used that in substitute for a raw meat cut. Frankly, I am glad I did, the flavour from the beef was divine.

The vegetables were what I had left in the fridge, and can be easily substituted for other variants.

I like my Teriyaki quite hot, and with not cooking the chillies off in the oil at the beginning, you will need quite a few to make a punch.

I do not like MSG in my Chinese meals as a rule, so there is no cornflour used here.

The Soy Sauce I use in dishes like these is a sweet soy from Healthy Boy Brand - and is just right to complement the tang from the Teriyaki.

Sizzling Beef Teriyaki : Close Up Two

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Chicken Yakitori


I am always making kebabs. I think the thing that most appeals is the simplicity and speed of cooking coupled with a never ending variation of flavours. For a weekday meal kebabs are perfect, as the preparation is rarely more than 10 minutes, and then you can walk away and get on with something else until ready to cook.

These kebabs are Japenese inspired Yakitori. The sweet sticky marinade keeps the chicken moist and delicious. The Asian Slaw served along side works fantastically well - with a real lift provided by the toasted sesame seeds.

The recipe would work very well cooked quickly on a BBQ.

The were extras left, so they made a delicious packed lunch the following day!

Chicken Yakitori : Another Close Up


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Soy and Honey Chicken Kebabas on a Spicy Raw Vegetable Salad


Coming home late on a Sunday Evening, there was no desire to prepare a Sunday Roast.

Instead, I used this always reliable fall back. The salad is raw and very quick to make.

The marinade takes a couple of minutes to make. The chicken is succulent and has a great caramelised and chilli hot flavour - tempered by the honey and lemon.

If you have no time, skip marinading the chicken, and grill immediately.

The same ingredients can be quickly fried in the wok as an alternative.

A healthy and cheap Chinese main, suitable as a quick evening meal.

Soy and Honey Chicken : Another close up


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