meat & vege in 1 dish... very easy!
marinade the meat:
just slice the meat against the grain and marinade in:
organic soy sauce
organic cane sugar
organic sesame oil
vegetarian mushroom sauce
got to use organic cause my kiddos will be eating the same dish... 1 dish for the whole family!
then clean the vege
slice some shallots and garlic
fry some shallots for garnishing - put aside
stirfrying the meat:
stirfry shallots and garlic in oil till fragrant
stir in the meat and stirfry for awhile
add water and cover till cook
add seasoning like a little dash of soy sauce, a little sugar and a little mushroom sauce. i didn't add salt cause kids are having the same dish.
when meat cooks and sauce thickens, the meat is ready!
variations for vege:
method 1 - after removing the meat from the wok, do not wash the wok. add a little oil and garlic, and stir in the vege. use your spatula to swirl the vege around the wok. that way the vege will be more tasty (coating the sauce leftover by the meat) while cleaning up your wok as well :-D. add a little water and cover until vege soften to your preference. put at the base of the plate and scoop your meat and sauce on top of the vege. garnish with fried shallots.
recommended vege for this method: cabbage, spinach, kailan, choy tam
method 2 - blanch the vege and arrange at the base of the plate. try to drip off as much water as possible. scoop meat and sauce over the vege, which will absorb the sauce and becomes very yummy. garnish with fried shallots
works well for broccoli, taugeh, kailan, siu pak choy, choy sum, kang kung
method 3, the easy method - when the meat has changed colour while being stirfried in the wok, throw in the vege. stir, cover the wok and let it simmer with the meat till done. season and when sauce thickens, serve!
good with sliced carrots, french beans, long beans, broccoli, snow peas, chives (picture below: i think it's called chives)
method 4, the laziest method - arrange raw vege on the base of the plate and scoop both meat and sauce on top. garnish with fried shallots. yummy!
unfortunately this method works only for salad leaves and sliced cucumber (no picture).