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The Perfect Stir-fry

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Asian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 4
Master this Asian cooking technique with the help of these simple, easy-to-follow tips and become a pro at making stir-fry!
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  • 250 g beef, chicken breast, or pork fillet cut into strips
  • 1 medium-large carrot cut into strips
  • 200 g small broccoli florets
  • 3 spring onions sliced
  • 1 red chili pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped cashew nuts optional
  • ½ tbsp freshly grated ginger
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp peanut oil

For the meat marinade:

  • 1 tbsp light soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water
  • Sea salt flakes and freshly ground green pepper


  • Place the meat into a plastic container, add 1 tbsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of water. Season with salt & pepper to taste. Cover and store in a cool place.

Make sure you have all ingredients at hand before you start.

  • Heat 1 tbsp. peanut oil in a non-stick skillet until hot.
  • Add the meat in a single layer and cook without until browned.
  • Flip each piece and brown the cook for another minute.
  • Take the meat out of the pan and store in a warm place.
  • Add ½ tbsp. sesame oil to the pan.
  • Add the broccoli florets and stir-fry, keeping the food moving constantly, until tender.
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  • Fold carrot sticks into the center and stir-fry for a min.
  • Add cashew nuts, garlic and ginger, and stir-fry for 30 seconds
  • Reduce the heat to medium and fold the meat back in.
  • Pour in 1 tbsp of water and a splash of soy sauce and cook over high heat for 30 seconds.
  • Mix in spring onions and chili pepper, then remove from the heat.
  • Serve with your favorite steamed rice.