This almost doesn’t even feel like a recipe. In fact, I wasn’t going to post it. I didn’t even take pictures of it with my camera. I snapped a couple pictures in case I wanted to Instagram it… but y’all. This particular stir fry (which we do pretty regularly as a quick week night meal) was just too good not to share. Monday night, I had big plans to make duck gumbo. But I blinked and all of a sudden it was 6:30 and I hadn’t even started. So gumbo plans got nixed (sorry, Jim!) and I decided to improvise instead. I had some udon noodles in the cupboard, and steak stir fry sounded awesome. So we make a quick trip to Harvey’s to pick up some other essentials. This meal came together in less than 15 minutes, was fresh, tasty, and not terribly unhealthy. I won supper.
I also apologize. It’s really hard to use an iPhone to take appetizing pictures of stir fry.
Quick and Easy Stir Fry
– 1 pack udon noodles
– two packs of stir fry cut steak
– 1 package sliced baby bella mushrooms
– 1 large green bell pepper, sliced thinly
– 1 cup shredded cabbage
– 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
– 3 or 4 tablespoons stir fry sauce
Bring a large pot of water to a rolling boil. In the meantime, in a large skillet, heat the vegetable oil until it shimmers, then add the steak and bell peppers. Cook until the steak is about halfway done. Once the water is boiling in the pot next door, add the noodles and cook according to package directions (my package said 4 minutes). Once the time is up, using tongs or a pasta grabber, transfer cooked noodles directly into the skillet. Add a cup of shredded cabbage and toss to combine.
Dinner. Is. Served.
With sriracha, obviously.
You can add whatever veggies you’d like, but this was a really good combination. I purchased the shredded cabbage pre-shredded, because it was originally intended for cole slaw, but those of us shopping at Harvey’s must improvise. #ruralprobz
I purchased pre-sliced shrooms, but I did slice my own pepper. If you’d like to purchase those pre-sliced, too, be my guest. Then you basically have to do nothing to get this meal on a plate. I purchased these udon noodles at the asian grocery store in Tallahassee, but I’m sure you can find something comparable. These are very good, though. The sauce we got at Harvey’s, and it’s a definite winner.
And that’s it! We are having leftovers tonight and are already salivating.
Links of note today:
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