Sky taught me a simple stir-fry recipe, and I’m passing it on to you.
you will need
1 largish pot about 2/3 full of water
A pinch of salt
1 chopping board and sharpish knife
1/2 onion OR 2 shallots
1 clove garlic
Vegetable oil + 1 shallow, round frying pan
The stir-fry sauce of your choice
A fistful or two of lo mein noodles
1/4-1/2 cup peas + 1 pinch salt + a few pinches sugar
let’s do this
1. Throw salt in water; put water on to boil. While you’re waiting…
2. Chop onion/shallots and garlic as fine as you like. If this does not look like enough to you, feel free to add more.
3. Sauté onions and garlic in oil in pan. (This may seem obvious, but it wasn’t to me.)
3.5. IF YOU WANT MEAT, please add it now and fry it to your choice of doneness.
4. Once onions are translucent-ish and garlic is slightly brown, add between 1/4-1/2 cup sauce. Leave that to simmer. We’ll get back to it.
5. Look at your pot. Has it come to a rolling boil? If so, depending on how many people you intend to feed, throw in anywhere from a 1″-2″ diameter fistful of lo mein. Set your timer for ten minutes, but be prepared to start testing for doneness around seven minutes in.
6. Stir your sauce now and again while your noodles cook.
7. Mix a teeny bit of salt and a little more sugar into your peas. Wet them down and microwave them for about a minute and a half. Nosh on them while you wait (hey, why not?)
8. Once the noodles are done, drain them and add them to the sauce-veg mix, along with your peas. Mix all of that together, maybe give it another minute or two to cook if you like.
Serves up to four, depending on how much of everything you used and what your portion sizes tend to look like.