23 September 2007

We've Been Busy Today

Over the last couple of weeks it has become impossible to find any clothes in our measly closet, it's not big enough for one person's clothes let alone 3 different sets of clothes. So we decided that today would be the day that we would sort through what we've got in there. We now have one bag ready for charidy and more space for the clothes we've been having to store in some alternative, nay some would say innovative places.

Therefore I've not had much of a chance to think deeply about anything for the blog so instead let me share this recipe I put together the other night.


for about 2 people

for the marinade

1 stalk lemongrass
1 clove of garlic
1 whole chilli red or green
juice of one lime
one tomato
soy sauce
some rum
rice wine vinegar
a pinch of sugar
some water

some meat finely cut ie, pork or chicken or beef
a bag of stir fry vegetables or whatever suitable veggies you have, spring onion, greens, shredded peppers and the like.

noodles cooked then blanched in cold water

oil for stir frying

salt and pepper to taste

top and tail the chilli, skin the clove of garlic and clean and chop the lemongrass put all the ingredients into the blender zizz together well then poor over the meat. Let the meat marinade for at least one hour but overnight would be even better.

In a wok stir fry the meat in batches, once each batch is cooked drain it using a sieve, once all the meat is cooked stir fry the vegetables for about 2 minutes then add the cooked meat and the marinade stir fry for another minute then add the noodles. stir fry a bit more until everything is warmed through. serve with a wedge of lime.

We thought that it tasted fresh, hot and zingy, if you want to reduce the heat then remove the seed from the chilli before adding it into the blender. If we had had some I would have thrown in some fresh coriander to the mix at the end of the cooking and you could always do without the rum or substitute sake or sherry for it. But the lime and lemongrass really make it so keep those.



  1. Sounds good! Does it have a name?

  2. Thanks Billy,

    as for a name erm, how about limechilli (insert name of chosen protein source) stir fry.

  3. Hi to a fellow Archers fan. Currently I'm doing a blog poll on Kathy's dilemma.

  4. Zizz together? Did you just make up the word "zizz" or is that British for "blend"? Cause I like zizz better.

  5. Hiya Steve,

    I've voted, just before the Archers too and lo Sid is involved now.

    Iggy - Yup I did make up "to zizz" It's got an nice onomatopoeic sound to it don't you think. You are free to use it where you think fit.

  6. Zizz is possibly the best made up word I have ever heard.

    A blender kind of makes that noise when it is running. If you had just said "zizz the stuff together" I would have instantly known to go for the blender. Or food processor.

    By the way, if you do not already have one, a food processor is really cool. It slices, it dices, it grates, it blends, it chops, it even kneads dough. Awesome.

    It does not really make a "zizz" sound however. It makes more of a "brrrrrr" sound.