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Oriental Express Szechwan Beef Stir Fry

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      13.12.2009 12:01
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      These have been out for a couple of years, but have disappeared from a lot of the Supermarkets. I spotted this in Asda last night and had to grab a couple as they are so yummy, and pretty good for you as well. These are found in the freezer section, and cost around £1.49 for a 400g bag. The packaging is alright. The meal is in a small-ish plastic bag. Not too much packaging on this, and not a huge bag for the product either. The main colouring on the bag is red writing against a white background. There is a nice picture of the Stir Fry in a bowl and it all looks pretty tasty. Calorie wise this is pretty good for you. At 96 calories and 1.9g fat per 100g, then the whole meal is under 40 calories. Good if you are watching your eating. This is easy to cook. You can cook from frozen, or defrost and cook. I've done both ways. You just empty the bag into a frying pan or wok and this cooks in under 10 minutes. I didn't need any oil to cook this, as the slight oily bit coming from the Beef gave enough moisture, and it sort of boiled the oil away. What's in the bag is a good mixture of Noodles, strips of Tender Beef, Waterchestnuts, Peppers, Onions and Garlic and Spices. This does have a bit kick to it, but normally Szechwan food does. It isn't overly spicy, just a nice spicy flavouring to this. I think there was more Beef than I expected. It also seemed like nice cuts of beef, and no just some fatty cutoffs. This made a lovely meal and if you see one of these in the shops I recommend a try of this.

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      01.09.2008 11:33
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      A perfect recipe for a university self-caterer or an average family!

      Prawn Stir Fry - not exactly what the title says, but this is a really great recipe, so incredibly easy to cook and a family favourite of ours Serves 5 Ingredients 1 onion, sliced into big pieces 10 Button Mushrooms, sliced 3 Peppers, orange/yellow/red 200g mange tout 335g bag of Beansprouts (size of bag bought from Tesco) 600g Amoy Straight to Wok Noodles - easier to use as no need to bother with cooking noodles at the side I find, however personal preference. We find that it tastes the same! 175g King Prawns, shelled and peeled Olive Oil Soy Sauce Sesame Oil Method Slice the onion into relatively big pieces and place into some olive oil, with the pan on a high heat - fry until the onions begin to brown, and then place in the sliced mushrooms. After the mushrooms begin to brown slightly, slice the peppers into quite big pieces and place them into the pan. After a minute or so, add the mange tout and then after another minute break up the pre-cooked noodles and place them into the pan. Leave to fry for thirty seconds, and then add soy sauce over the ingredients. Add to suit taste! Add the prawns. Make a well in the middle of the pan and add a few drops of sesame oil. Finally, add the Beansprouts and Stir Fry until the Beansprouts become hot! Serve immediately on to hot plates!

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        13.10.2003 19:37
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        I noticed in the local Safeway flyer that comes through my door each week, Oriental Express Stir fry?s were on buy one get one free. I am very partial to these so while out shopping I popped into my local store to buy some. To my disappointment, when I got there all that was left was sweet & sour, which I hate. Next to them I noticed a different verity that I hadn?t tried before. It was called ? Sizzling Hot Spicy Szechwan Beef?. Well I?ll try most things once so I asked a girl stocking the freezers if they were on the same offer. ?Yes? she replied. So I bought them. There is little packaging to fill up your dustbin, as they just come in the right size bag. The bag is the same design as the regular stirfry?s but the main colour is black with a red top. On the front theirs a picture of a wok with the product in it cooking. On the reverse a list of Ingredients include: Noodles, water, wheatflour, colour. The sauce: water, seasoning, colour, soy sauce, garlic, red chilli, marinated beef strips, onion, beansprouts, green beans, red peppers and water chestnuts. The Nutrition Value: Per 100g. Energy???..405kj /96kcal. Carbohydrate?????13.2g Of which sugars???..2.9g Fat??????????1.9g Of which saturates???0.5g All you need to do to cook them is. Heat 1 dessertspoon of oil in a pan (I am currently on a diet but really wanted to try them so I used a couple of squirts of a one cal oil spray, It was fine). Add the contents of the pack and stirfry on a medium heat for 7 minutes. Add a dash of water in the last couple of minutes of cooking. Then serve. Cooking this really couldn?t be easier. A real fast food. You couldn?t get to and back from your local takeaway in that time. It simply cooks from frozen so there?s no defrosting to do. The cooked product smells absolutely delicious and looks nice too. There are nice big slices of beef in it. I was expecting it to be minced beef as they usually put in these things but it wasn?t. All the ingredients were nice looking and quite large enough to recognise them. I especially like the water chestnuts. I love these and they are really nice and crunchy. Just as they should be. There is plenty enough for one person in the bag. There was plenty of sauce and it was lovely and tasty provided that is you like your food hot. This was quite hot. To be honest it was just a little to hot for me although I don?t mind a bit of a curry. I?m not one for having them to hot. I prefer to taste the food on my plate rather than have my taste buds totally scorched off. There are two more stirfry?s in the ?Sizzling Stirfry? range. They are Bang Bang Chicken and Hot and Sour Prawns. These stirfry?s are £2.09, the same price as the other verities, All in all. I would recommend this product to anyone. Although as I said, I thought they were a little too hot for my liking. They do call them selves ?Sizzling hot? though so that is what you should expect. They do live up to their description. Enjoy!

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        Beef stir fry made with oriental dark roasted sesame oil, fresh ginger and garlic. Available at Sainsbury's