My Asian food delivery addiction has become one of my biggest accomplishments, but it has also become one of my biggest downfalls. I went over my yearly bank statement and to my dismay, I realized that I’m shelling out way too much cash for MSG and oily rice noodles. So, I’ve decided that it’s the perfect time in my life to start saving money and make my own stir fry. I always used to get intimidated by making stir fry noodles because, to be honest, my pans sucked. I had old, completely sticky “non-stick” skillets and no proper sauté pans. Hitting the delivery button and losing $20 always seemed easier than dealing with the mess of cleaning these old pans. What do old pans have to do with stir fry you ask? Well, they don’t. But my new one does. All of my pan prayers have been answered with my new Made In Cookware sauté pan. This pan is the best investment I’ve ever made. It’s the cost of about 5 noodle deliveries, but it makes 5x more for a fraction of the delivery price.
It’s a large sauté pan and it comes with a lid, making it great for tons of other meals (think 3 chicken breasts at once or a large roast for your family...or yourself). It’s perfect for braising, shallow frying and sauteeing. Large surface area... straight walls... long handle...now I'm just talking dirty. Basically, if cooking pans had leagues, Made In Cookware would have the allstar roster everyone wants to be on.
Okay, now stir fry time. I'm not going to give you a set recipe here because I think what makes stiry fry so fun is that its very much "to taste," AKA you just throw what you like in a pan and make it taste just the way you want. You truly just need a good pan and a set of taste buds to do stir fry. But here are the steps and the ingredients:
- Chopped vegetables (of your choice)
- Soba noodles (or you can use rice noodles or egg noodles)
- Soy sauce (to taste)
- Sesame oil (to taste)
- Salt (to taste)
- Pepper (to taste)
- Garlic (optional)
- Shrimp (deveined, thawed or fresh)
- 1 egg
1. Sauté your vegetables in sesame oil on medium heat for about 5 minutes.
2. Once your vegetables seem cooked, add your shrimp to the pan and sear for 3 minutes on each side.
3. Add your noodles!
4. Mix your noodles in with the cooked shrimp and vegetables. Add soy sauce and more sesame oil if you feel the need to grease it up. Sauté for 2-3 minutes.
5. Push the noodles to the side and crack an egg in the pan. Scramble the egg in the pan, then mix in with the noodles.