Apr 3, 2012

Midweek stir fry

This week I had bought some lovely eye fillet steaks for dinner with Mr Shady Pine. Eye fillet is my favourite cut of steak. I only like a small amount of red meat, so I find this to be the prefect little medallion of meat.

I was looking forward to getting home and having this gorgeous steak with a side of crushed potatoes and a green salad. Mr Shady Pine has been working long and hard of late on a huge bid with his team and it was at a critical stage in their preparation. So I wasn't surprised to get a late call that afternoon to say that the entire bid team was working late into the night and that Mr Shady Pine wouldn't be making it home any time soon.

And with that news, I decided to turn the dinner plans around as I didn't want to cook just one of the steaks and leave the other one. So I started chopping away in preparation for a stir fry. This was a way to take care of all the beef and have a ready and complete meal for Mr Shady Pine for later.

So tell me, do your dinner plans ever get switched around at short notice and what do you do in that situation?

Beef & Singapore noodle stir fry

350g beef, cut into strips
200g Singapore noodles, prepared according to packet instructions
1 small red capsicum, cut into thin strips
1 small red onion, sliced
2 carrots, sliced
3 Tbs soy sauce
3 Tbs sweet chilli sauce
1 Tbs Chinese Cooking Wine
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 red chilli, deseeded and finely diced
1 Tbs peanut oil

1. Heat oil in a wok until very hot.
2. Add the beef strips and stir fry until browned. Add the vegetables, garlic, chilli and pepper. Stir fry for about 3-4 minutes.
3. Add the noodles and all the sauces. Stir fry for another couple of minutes and serve immediately.


Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Great idea for a dinner for one and one for later! Hehe thankfully Mr NQN doesn't change around dinner plans but if he does, he knows I've got to eat and that I'll go ahead if I need to! :P

Eileen said...

Looks wonderful! I think I'm most jealous of those exciting-looking noodles.

Coffee and Crumpets said...

Oh that looks so delicious! I have to make dinner soon but I am so hungry now! My dinner plans get changed all the time but usually it's my doing or the fact that my kids decide to all go out. No point in cooking a lavish dinner for three people. I could really go for some stir fry right now.

yummychunklet said...

Looks like the perfect midweek dinner!

marthameetslucy said...

I love stir fries...looks delicious.

Shu Han said...

it's funny, I come from SIngapore and the first time I ehard of the dish Singapore noodles was when i went over to london to study. Haha. The stirfried noodles sure look like they pack a punch anyhow, it's great the way you didnt let the change in plans faze you.