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The title refers to the fact that this dish is packed full of healthy vegetables. It's low fat (especially if you use minced turkey instead of pork) and the quick cooking means the vegetables retain a lot of their nutrients. Vegetarians can omit the meat altogether and include other vegetables and/or tofu or Quorn and substitute tamari soy sauce and mushroom ketchup for the fish and oyster sauces - or buy branded vegetarian versions from health and specialist shops. NB: If doubling up quantities don't automatically double up the liquids. I once made a triple batch and used 9 Tbsp each of lime juice and fish sauce and 6 Tbsp of oyster sauce - it was too strong for some of the family so since then if I'm making large quantities I add half the stated amount again for each extra quantity and then taste to see if I have got it right. The basic principle is keep to the ratio of 3:3:2
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- 2 tablespoons oil, for stir-frying (I prefer groundnut oil for stir-frying but any vegetable oil will do, not olive oil though)
- 400 g minced turkey or 400 g ground pork
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 5 cm fresh ginger, finely shredded
- 1 red chili pepper, de-seeded and finely sliced (optional)
- 4 spring onions (green and white parts)
- 1 carrot, grated
- 5 mushrooms (shitake, chestnut or closed cup)
- 3 tablespoons lime juice (fresh is best but I have used "Jif" etc. and it was still good. You can substitute lemon juice for l)
- 3 tablespoons fish sauce
- 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
- 200 g savoy cabbage, shredded (discard the stalk and slice widthways into approximately half cm shreds)
- 175 g bean sprouts
- 1Place oil in a wok or large frying pan over a high heat. Add minced meat and stir fry until cooked (about five minutes.) It's important to keep the meat moving in the pan so that it cooks evenly and doesn't "clump" together or burn.
- 2Turn the heat down to medium and add the garlic, ginger and chilli (if using). Stir-fry one minute.
- 3Add carrot, mushrooms and spring onions. As you stir-fry, add the lime juice, fish sauce, and oyster sauce. Stir-fry about 1 minute.
- 4Add the savoy cabbage and stir fry for one to two minutes (cabbage should be slightly wilted but still crunchy).
- 5Add the bean sprouts and stir-fry briefly (to mix).
- 6Taste and add a little soy sauce if you think it needs more salt - remember that fish sauce and oyster sauce are both heavily salted condiments!
- 7Serve with egg or rice noodles.
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Nutritional Facts for On Your Way to Five a Day Stir-Fry
Serving Size: 1 (200 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 277.3
- Calories from Fat 136
- Total Fat 15.1 g
- Saturated Fat 3.2 g
- Cholesterol 68.0 mg
- Sodium 1402.0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
- Dietary Fiber 3.5 g
- Sugars 5.1 g
- Protein 24.8 g
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