Some weeks I over-shop, which is great because for that week I have plenty of choice of vegetables when I want to cook. However it usually means I have a very random assortment of half-servings of vegetables the following week, and the usual ways of getting rid of them, depending on what they are, is either a curry or a stir fry. This week it’s a stir fry.
I took half a bunch of celery, a single lonely aubergine, and a wrinkly lost-looking courgette, with the last of a pack of sausages, some garlic & other condiments, and turned it into several delicious meals!
The sausages started out raw, and I sliced them. They would have been easier to slice had I cooked them first…. but meh.. that would have added too many steps and I was lazy. Starting with a hot wok, hot oil, garlic & sausages, stir fry until the sausages and cooked on the outside. They don’t have to be fully cooked as the rest of the cooking process will cook them too. But having a nice crust on the outside ensures they don’t break apart.
Once the garlic & sausages were nice and crusty, I pretty much just dumped all the chopped veg, added about half a cup of water, and covered it. Let the whole ensemble steam for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly, while taking pictures, doing the washing up, and tidying my perpetually messy kitchen….
Once it was all sufficiently cooked (around 10 minutes) I added some light soy, dark, soy, crispy prawn chilly, toasted sesame oil & rice wine, and stir it all through again.. and then I just waited for the rice to cook in the cooker… and voila, weekend lunch, dinner, lunch & dinner 😛
4 meals, 30 minutes & cost about £2!