Meat & Vegetable Stir Fry
Niku Yasai Itame
Niku no yasai itame is a delicious and fragrant Japanese stir fry dish made with thinly sliced meat and a variety of vegetables cooked in an savoury, umami-rich sauce. It's quick to cook, nutritious and tastes so good!
Niku Yasai Itame
what you'll need:
» thinly sliced pork belly
» garlic cloves
» fresh ginger
» shimeji mushrooms
» Chinese chives
» bell pepper
» sesame seeds
» chili threads
for the sauce:
» Chinese chicken stock
» oyster sauce
» soy sauce
» slurry (water mixed with potato starch)
» sesame oil
Prepare the vegetables
Julienne the ginger and carrots, thinly slice the onion, garlic and bell pepper and roughly cut the cabbage. Leave the mushrooms whole and cut the Chinese chives into 5cm pieces.
Seal the meat
Heat a wok on medium and add a drizzle of oil. Once it's hot, add the pork with a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Add the garlic and fry until the pork is sealed.
Add the vegetables according to cooking time. Ginger, carrot, onion and mushroom go first.
Add cabbage and peppers
Once the carrot and onion are slightly softened, add the cabbage and bell pepper. Stir fry for 1-2 minutes.
Add the beansprouts and stir fry for 1 minute.
Add the chicken stock, oyster sauce, soy sauce, salt and sugar.
Mix thoroughly and then add the Chinese chives.
Mix 1 tbsp water and 1 tbsp potato starch in a small bowl to make a slurry. Pour the slurry into the wok.
Mix well and continue to stir fry until the sauce has become thick, glossy and coated the ingredients.
Transfer to serving plates and drizzle with sesame oil. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, chili threads and enjoy!
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