Sweet and Sour Stir-Fry

Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 25 mins

This is out of a cookbook called "Clean Food"...it say that the secret to making noodles that stand up to stir-frying is to cook your noodles and then chill them before using.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook noodles according to directions on package.
  2. Drain in colander and rinse thoroughly under cold water.
  3. Place colander on a plate and refrigerate.
  4. Bring 2-3 cups water to boil.
  5. Cut broccoli florets into bite-size pieces.
  6. Peel and discard tough outer stems and cut remaining stems into chunks.
  7. Place prepared carrots and broccoli in bowl, cover with boiling water and let sit 2 minutes.
  8. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  9. Heat wok or skillet over medium-high.
  10. Add grapeseed oil, garlic and ginger and cook 1 minute.
  11. If anything starts to stick, add 1 tablespoon water.
  12. Add broccoli, carrots and snow peas, stir and cook 2-3 minutes.
  13. Add pineapple, 1 tablespoon vinegar, 1 tablespoon mirin, 1 tablespoon soy sauce and cook 1 minute longer.
  14. Remove vegetables from wok and set aside.
  15. Pour remaining tablespoon of vinegar, mirin and soy sauce into empty wok.
  16. Fold in chilled noodles until evenly coated and heated through.
  17. Drizzle with 1 tablespoon sesame oil.
  18. Transfer noodles to serving dish.
  19. Toss vegetables briefly in hot wok to reheat, drizzle with remaining tablespoon toasted sesame oil and spoon vegetables over noodles.
  20. Top with sesame seeds and serve.
Most Helpful

Teresa.. What a nice recipe. Full of flavors, and made for a nice side to some ribs tonight. This made a nice choice for me on what to serve with the ribs. The vegetables were nicely cooked, and the liquids in this made this a definite winner . Loved the pineapple, it had a real nice taste with all the ingredients. Didn't change a thing in the recipe either. Made as written. Made for Zaar Stars.

weekend cooker August 06, 2013

So good! I made this recipe exactly as listed (shock!) and it turned out perfectly. I did add some shrimp in after I took the soba noodles out of the pan which was a nice addition. Made for the Rookie Recipe tag game. Thanks TeresaS! :)

Nif February 13, 2013

Teresa, this was lovely, but I have to aoplogise for failing to realise that I didnt have pineapple in the pantry so I missed out a rather important ingredient! Therefor this was more stirfry than particularly sweet, but it really was good, and I followed all your tips about cooling and it worked very well. I added some baby sweetcorn, but otherwise, as is, except for the pineapple. I'll be making this again ... properly ;) Thank you Teresa, made for PRMR tag game

Karen Elizabeth June 05, 2012