Using three staples of Asian cooking – ginger, garlic and chilli – this dish is packed with warmth and flavour. Crunchy Superfree veg and piled-high noodles team with aromatic beef to create a speedy dish that you’ll want to make again and again!
400g lean beef frying steaks, all visible fat removed, thinly sliced
3 tbsp light soy sauce
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
low calorie cooking spray
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
1cm piece root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 red chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
1 red onion, peeled and finely chopped
100ml vegetable stock
1 tbsp Thai fish sauce (nam pla)
2 tbsp dark soy sauce
2 carrots, peeled and cut into matchsticks
200g mangetout, thinly sliced
250g fresh bean sprouts, rinsed
250g dried flat rice noodles
100g cooked and peeled small prawns
1 egg, lightly beaten
spring onions, finely sliced
A small handful of finely chopped fresh coriander
Lime wedges, to serve
1 Place the beef in a ceramic bowl with the light soy sauce and season well. Cover and leave to marinate for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
2 Spray a wok or large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a high heat. Add the beef strips and stir-fry for 3-4 minutes or until cooked through. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
3 Place the garlic, ginger, red chilli, red onion, stock, Thai fish sauce and dark soy sauce in the pan and heat gently for 4-5 minutes.
4 Turn the heat to high, add the vegetables and stir-fry for 4-5 minutes until they are just tender.
5 Prepare the noodles according to the packet instructions and drain well.
6 Add the noodles and prawns to the vegetable mixture in the pan.
7 Drizzle in the beaten egg, toss to mix well and cook for 1-2 minutes until the egg is just cooked through.
8 Remove from the heat and stir in the reserved beef. Divide between plates, scatter over the spring onions and coriander and serve with lime wedges.
Credit: Recipes taken from Slimming World’s A Taste of Asia, available from all 10,000 Slimming World groups priced £4.95/€7.95. To find your nearest Slimming World group visit www.slimmingworld.com or call 0844 897 8000.
Images: Slimming World’s A Taste of Asia/Gareth Morgans.