Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Beef and Mushroom Stir Fry

Yesterday I assisted Diane Heierli on a Mushroom Shoot for Wine Style Magazine I will post those pictures when the magazine comes out. It was so much fun making all the food and helping with the final picture, my body and hand even appear in some of the shots. As A parting gift once we were done Diane gave me a "truck load" of assorted Mushrooms, brown and white shimeji, Shitake and King Oyster so for the next few day we will be eating Mushroom meals at our house for dinner which is fine by me as I love all of these.
Yesterday I made chicken Schnitzel , Baked Potato and Creamy Mushroom sauce. Tonight I once again wanted something quick and had some beef mince and veggies in the fridge so I made this Stir Fry:

Beef and Mushroom Stir fry

Serves 2
250g lean beef mince
150g Assorted mushrooms
1/2 onion, chopped
3 Cloves, Garlic
1 Chilli, chopped
3 Young Carrots, I grate it on the coarse side so it is quicker and easier but it can be julienned too
3 Baby Marrows also grated
1/2 lime, Juiced
125g Rice Stick Noodles, these are like Tagliatelle in shape but made with rice flour (wheat free)
2 tbls Sweet Soy Sauce
2 tbls Oyster sauce
2 tbls Dark Soy sauce
a handful of fresh basil
salt and pepper

Saute` the mushrooms in olive oil and season, set aside.
Saute` the grated baby marrow and place it with the mushrooms.
Saute` the grated carrot and place it with the mushrooms too.
Fry the onion, garlic and chilli, then add the mince and cook until golden brown.
Meanwhile cook your noodles as per the directions on the packet, strain and set aside.
Once the mince is browned, add everything back into the pan, add the flavourings and torn up fresh basil. Serve.

This is a great wheat free recipe and can also be changed up to your liking, more vegetables can be added or substituted, you can add the noodles of your choice and it can be made as spicy as you wish, also a big plus, its only 1 dirty pan and 1 dish : )

Recipe and Picture copyright by Tamsyn Wells
Styling and Photograph done by Me