Late Sunday morning.
Realise need to eat and that, having been up for several hours (well, from 7.30am and now it's 10.45am.
I really need brunch.
Time for my own personal take on Masterchef's 'invention test' (the one I'll be looking forward to most should I ever get on it).
I have: a rasher of smoked back bacon; a packet of cooked seafood mix (squid, prawns and mussels); some asparagus tips I picked up cheaply yesterday as they were put on offer as they became out of date.
So ... time to rustle up the simplest seafood stir fry!
It all goes together well - pork and seafood HEART each other big time.
This is super-simple but it IS spicy and it IS very lime-y.
I actually think lemon might be nicer - and I rarely use lemon!
Cook your rice first so it's ready and then prepare the ingredients:
1 garlic clove, minced
a small piece of ginger, minced
1-2 bird eye chillies, squashed and chopped
1-2 spring onions, sliced
cooking oil, or Frylight spray oil
1 bacon rasher, fat removed and chopped(I had smoked but whatever you have is good)
some mixed seafood (probably around a small bowlful or around 200g)
if you have them asparagus tips are good, but you could use another vegetable
cooked rice and chopped coriander leaves (if liked) to serve
I use my Frylight 1-cal oil spray as I'm losing weight at the moment, but you can just use a tablespoon of cooking oil if you prefer- and if so, you probably don't need the splash of water, but see what you think and add it if you need to.
Put a frying pan over a medium heat and add 20 sprays of 1-cal spray oil and then put in the garlic, ginger, chillies and spring onions.
Stir for around 20 seconds until it smells good and then add the bacon and stir for another 20 seconds - add a splash of water now, or earlier if you think it needs it.
Cook for another 20 seconds or so and then add the asparagus tips (if using) and cook for a minute. Add another small splash of water if needed at any time.
Tip in the seafood, stir and squeeze in the juice of the lime.
Add a splash of fish sauce and half a teaspoon of sugar then cook, stirring all the time, for a couple of minutes until the seafood is hot all the way through.
Add a little glug of oyster sauce and cook for up to another minute until it's all hot and good.
Turn off the heat, add the coriander (if using) and serve with rice.
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