Every tuesday we have to prepare the garbage so tuesdays is fridge cleaning day - get rid of leftovers.
Looking at my vegetable storage I decided to make something with most of the lot. Just a simple stir fry
1/2 small china cabbage (only the bottom part),
1 single spring onion,
1 red pointed bell pepper
1 handful runner beans.
There was also 1 package (250 g) fresh italian pasta in the fridge (egg noodles) and I had 1 chicken breast in the freezer.
I cut the bell pepper and carrot in strips, mushrooms and spring onion in slices, broke and cut the cauliflower in little pieces, cut the cabbage in bigger strips. Minced 1 knob ginger and 1 garlic glove and grinded 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts into a coarsely flour (electric mill!).
I stir fried the vegetables in a little oil and sesame oil, just for 3 minutes and added
1 cup water,
1 tablespoon hot black bean paste,
2 tablespoons soy sauce,
1 tablespoon honey,
1 dash nam plah,
1 teaspoon instant-dashi powder.
I steamed the vegetables a few minutes until the cauliflower was still crunchy but nice to eat and I stirred in the peanuts and let the sauce thicken a bit (just 1-2 minutes).
Meanwhile I cut the chicken breast in thin slices. I tossed the slices in a little soy sauce and sprinkled 1 teaspoon starch and tossed it again. Afterwards I stir fried the chicken in another non stick pan with just a few drops oil. I put the chicken to the vegetables and deglaced the pan with just a little water which I also added to the vegetables ( I did not want to overcook the chicken). The pasta was cooked in 3 minutes. Mix everything and done - adjust seasoning (maybe salt).